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Presenting Herself on Behalf of Tourist Company Swindled Money in Particularly Large Amount

29.01.2019 09:32

Preliminary investigation of the criminal case initiated on swindling money in particularly large amount by cheating committed by the resident of Yerevan was completed in the Investigative Division of Arabkir administrative district of Yerevan Investigative Department of the RA Investigative Committee. Charge was pressed against the latter.

In the result of comprehensive investigation conducted within the criminal case it was grounded that from December, 2016 to August 2018 the female resident of Yerevan, born in 1967, presenting herself on behalf of a tourist company, with the purpose of helping to get a U.S. visa demanded and in parts received money in particularly large amount from several citizens arranging in advance that the mentioned money was the guarantee for their return from the U.S.A. and in case the citizens were refused the visa by the U.S. Embassy the money was to be returned. However, the U.S. Embassy refused to provide U.S. visa to the mentioned citizens and 51 year-old woman did not return the money in particularly large amount entrusted to her and squandered it.

Pursuant to data obtained through investigation 51 year-old woman also squandered the money in particularly large amount entrusted to her to transfer to the People’s Republic of China and buy goods from there, as well as to help to get a visa to Canada.

Besides, in the same period 51 year-old woman, being informed that a number of citizens had been refused a U.S. visa by U.S. Embassy, knowing that there was not a procedure for review of refusal application by the U.S. Embassy, with the purpose of swindling money in particularly large amount again presenting herself on behalf of a tourist company, under the pretext of making a review application for visa and regulating the process of getting visa she received and swindled money in particularly large and in large amount.

On the base of the obtained evidence charge was pressed against 51 year-old resident of Yerevan according to the Point 1 of the Part 3 of the Article 179 of RA Criminal Code (5 counts), the Point 2 of the Part 2 of the Article 178 of RA Criminal Code (2 counts) and the Point 1 of the Part 3 of the Article 178 of RA Criminal Code. Detention was chosen as a pretrial measure against her.

Preliminary investigation was completed and the criminal case with the bill of indictment was sent to court.

Note; Everyone charged with alleged crime offence shall be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law.

 

 


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