A married couple from Yekaterinburg stole money from citizens for a long time under the pretext of paying for the supply of household appliances, mobile phones and other goods. The investigative department of the Investigative Committee of Russia for the Oktyabrsky district of Yekaterinburg opened a criminal case under the article of fraud on an especially large scale, the department reported.
“The investigative department for the Oktyabrsky district of the city of Yekaterinburg of the Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia for the Sverdlovsk Region opened a criminal case on the grounds of a crime under Part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (fraud on an especially large scale, committed by a group of persons by prior conspiracy),” says the telegram channel of the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia for the Sverdlovsk Region. It is clarified that the punishment for such a crime can reach 10 years in prison.
According to preliminary data, the woman and her husband, together with other persons, stole money from citizens, promising to supply them with various electronics. The Investigative Committee collects and consolidates evidence in a criminal case. Victims and witnesses are being questioned, and financial documents are being examined.