They removed the “damage” from money: in Kyiv, women were detained who lured money from pensioners
Fraudsters acted on the territory of the Dnieper and Darnitsa regions, as well as in the Kyiv region.
The criminals seized more than 300,000 hryvnias, almost 20,000 US dollars and more than 500 euros. This was reported in the press service of the Metropolitan Police.
In the course of working out information about the crime, employees of the operational-search department of the criminal investigation department of the Metropolitan Police exposed and detained three citizens for committing fraud. The offenders turned out to be a 24-year-old resident of Kharkov, a 36-year-old and a 42-year-old resident of the Donetsk region, the press service reported.
The malefactors were detained immediately after committing fraudulent acts.
We found that the figurants approached elderly women on the street and offered them to remove the “damage”. The victims were unaware of the deception and gave their savings to the "fortune tellers". Thus, the offenders took possession of 309,770 hryvnias, 19,905 US dollars and 535 euros. They committed their criminal activities on the territory of the Dniprovsky, Darnitsky and Vyshneve regions, - said Vitaliy Otrudko, head of the operational-search department of the Kyiv criminal police department.
The scammers have been arrested by the police. The issue of informing detainees of suspicion and choosing a preventive measure is being resolved.
The police are conducting criminal proceedings under Parts 1, 2 and 3 of Art. 190 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine - fraud committed by prior agreement by a group of persons, or causing significant damage to the victim, committed on a large scale.
Criminals face imprisonment from three to eight years.