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KHARKOV NEWS'” Your son is in prison”: the court sentenced a telephone fraudster

The Oktyabrsky District Court found guilty the previously convicted 57-year-old Kharkiv citizen of fraud.

Investigators found that the defendant, who worked as a security guard in the supermarket, chose random numbers from the directory and called them. If the phone was filmed by a woman, he appeared as a lawyer and reported that their grandson or son committed a crime and got into the police. Then he told me that the case could be “settled” for a certain amount. For money to the women came home.

The judge considered three episodes of fraud, which the defendant committed in April 2017. Total deceived women paid him 150 thousand hryvnia.

The most trusting was an 81-year old woman who, for saving her grandson, gave the fraudster 700 dollars, 100 euros, 3 thousand 600 hryvnia. In addition, the accused lured the pensioner gold jewelry worth a total of 27 thousand hryvnia.

Earlier, the Kharkiv citizen was tried for the turnover of drugs and psychotropic substances. In the court session on fraud, the defendant pleaded guilty. The court sentenced him to two and a half years in prison, theprotocol.

The prosecutor’s office is preparing an appeal with the requirement to convict a man of up to 3 years of imprisonment, the press service of the Kharkiv regional prosecutor’s office.


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