Criminal involved in misappropriation of volunteers money identified

The offender fraudulently transferred more than UAH 250,000 collected for wounded soldiers to his own banking cards.

12 January 2016 13:00

A few months ago, more than UAH 250,000 disappeared from the volunteer account designed to raise funds for the rehabilitation of wounded soldiers in ATO zone. During investigative activities the officers of the Cybercrime Department in the Zaporizhia region identified and detained the criminal, according to a statement published on the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine website.

The offender turned out to be a Zaporizhia resident, 30, previously convicted for committing acquisitive crimes. He has developed and applied a criminal scheme to misappropriate volunteers’ money.

The criminal fraudulently received the details of the account, which concerned people used to transfer funds for rehabilitation of injured defenders of Ukraine, and transferred more than UAH 250,000 to his own banking cards.

During searches, police seized evidence of his involvement in embezzlement of money. In late December, he was reported of suspicion of committing a crime under Part. 4 Art. 185 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (commitment of large scale thefts). The Article provides for up to eight years in prison. The indictment sent to the Ordzhonikidze District Court in Zaporizhia city.