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She promised to "take the trouble away from her family": the swindler lured more than UAH 1.5 million from Transcarpathia for "removing damage" (PHOTOS)

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Recently, a 23-year-old Transcarpathian woman turned to the Irshava police. The woman said that she became a victim of a swindler who promised to "take the trouble away from her family" for money. The applicant gave all her savings to the fraudster.

She promised to "take the trouble away from her family": the swindler lured more than UAH 1.5 million from Transcarpathia for "removing damage" (PHOTOS)

Police officers of Irshava launched an investigation and found out that the victim came across an offer on the Internet from a 22-year-old user who allegedly removes "damage" and helps to resolve family problems, the Police of Transcarpathian region reports .

The woman turned to the so-called "seer". The latter assured the client that her relatives were spoiled. Later, promising to solve the problem, she swindled 1.5 million hryvnias and more than 70 grams of gold jewelry from the victim in several tranches. The offender asked the victim for money either for equipment for rituals or for rituals at the cemetery.

Operatives of the Police Station No. 1 of the Khust District Police Department and the Criminal Investigation Department of the Main Directorate of the National Police, using the capabilities of the Criminal Analysis Department and the Unified Video Monitoring System of the National Police of Ukraine, during the day established the location of the swindler – the woman was in the city of Chernihiv, where she rented an apartment. Operatives went there, found and detained the attacker.

Investigators conducted authorized searches at her place of residence. A phone, bank cards, receipts and jewelry, including those belonging to the victim, were seized.

The suspect was taken to Zakarpattia region and placed in a temporary detention center. On the fact of fraud committed on an especially large scale, investigators, under the procedural guidance of the Irshava Department of the Khust District Prosecutor's Office, notified her of suspicion under Part 5 of Art. 190 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. In addition, she has already been remanded in custody with the possibility of bail in the amount of more than UAH 1.4 million.

The detainee faces up to 12 years in prison with confiscation of property.

Currently, the police are identifying the alleged accomplices of the offender and other people who suffered from her fraudulent actions. The case is under investigation.

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