Three smolyanka victims of a grocery scammer

by time news

Three local residents turned to police officers of the Vyazemsky district of the Smolensk region with allegations of fraud. Law enforcement officers found that the women found an advertisement on the Internet selling products at a reduced price.

All three local women contacted the seller, who introduced himself as a wholesaler. Having ordered the required products, the smolyanka transferred to the young man a total of more than 11 thousand rubles. However, the goods never arrived to any of them, and the fraudster cut off all ties.

The Criminal Investigation Department found that a 20-year-old local resident who had previously been convicted of property crimes was a fraudster. During interrogation, he admitted that he took possession of the money for the purpose of profit.

“Criminal cases have been initiated against the suspect by the investigators of the Vyazemsky inter-municipal department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, on the grounds of a crime under part 1 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation“ Fraud, ”the press service of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Smolensk Region reported. The grocery fraudster faces up to 2 years in prison.


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