A fraudster withdrew money from a couple of a sick child in the Kirovograd region
A fraudster withdrew money
Cyberpolice exposed the attacker for embezzling almost 140 thousand hryvnias collected for the treatment of the child
Figurant under the pretext of financial assistance reissued the victim’s SIM card and gained access to her Internet banking. From the woman’s account, he transferred all the money collected for the treatment of his daughter. Due to lack of money, the patient died. The thief faces up to eight years behind bars, the Center writes with reference to the police press service.
The department for combating cybercrime in the Kirovograd region, together with the investigators of the Main Police Department of the region, under the procedural guidance of the prosecutor’s office, exposed a local resident of fraud.
It was established that a 32-year-old man took possession of the money from the bank card of a citizen who then collected money for the treatment of his daughter.
The attacker called the victim introduced himself as an assistant to the official, head of charitable organizations, and offered help. The defendant asked the woman to provide the phone numbers of her relatives so that he could make sure that the family really needed help.
Having learned the numbers, the offender committed the blocking of the victim’s mobile number, followed by the reissue of the SIM card. Thus, he gained access to her Internet banking and then transferred the money collected for treatment to his card.
In the past, the defendant has already had problems also with the law for committing a similar crime.
According to preliminary estimates, losses amount to almost 140,000 hryvnia.
In the house of the attacker and in his car, law enforcement officers conducted searches and seized material evidence.
Criminal proceedings have been opened under Part 3 of Art. 190 (fraud) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. then The man faces up to eight years in prison.
The issue of announcing the suspicion of choosing a preventive measure for the defendant is being resolved. Investigative actions continue.
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