Fraudsters abducted pensions of migrants via banks in Donetsk Oblast

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Employees of the Criminal Investigation Department in cooperation with the Investigation Department of the Police of the Donetsk region disclosed a million hryvnia fraudulent scheme.

As it became known, fraudsters got access to the pensioner’s accounts through figurehead, who acted as immigrant and withdrew funds from accounts of the victims. Scammers opened accounts even for dead and incapacitated persons, as well as accomplices of militants.

According to preliminary estimates, the suspects seized budgetary funds by several million hryvnias. It is established that the criminal group operated in the territory of the settlements of Slavyansk, Kramatorsk, Bakhmut and Pokrovsk for several years. The group was coordinated by a 31-year-old biology teacher, who worked as an employee of the internal affairs bodies in the past and was fired for disciplinary violations.

At present, all persons involved in the fraudulent network are established.

During the searches conducted at the coordinator of the criminal group and her assistants law enforcers seized the originals of the citizens' passports, including those suspected of involvement in illegal armed formations, foreign bank cards, records with the account numbers of the victims.

As The Journalist reported, a man with USSR military ticket was detained on the Ukrainian-Belarusian border.

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