YEREVAN, August 10. /ARKA/. St. Petersburg policemen detained the alleged members of the inter-regional group, who had stolen over 10 million rubles from credit cards of Russia’s residents, Ministry of Inner Affairs in charge of North-West Federal District reports Friday.
According to the Police, the group made up of Armenia’s and Ukraine’s citizens as well as Russian Federation’s subjects, was operating in St. Petersburg and Leningrad region.
“The scammers were choosing residents of North-West Federal District who had the so-called “unstained” credit history, then forged passports of Russia’s citizens, income data and other documents, necessary for receiving credits,” Russian state-run RIA Novosti informs.
After this, with the help of banks’ credit division workers, they were signing credit contracts, and getting banking cards and PIN codes, were stealing the cash.
The leader of the group is arrested. This article of the Penal Code requires up to 10 years of imprisonment. --0--