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Preliminary Investigation of Criminal Case Separated from Case on Swindling from ATMs Completed; Charge Pressed against 20 Year-Old RF Citizen

26.03.2019 16:01

Active investigatory and other procedural actions are ongoing in the Department of Investigation of Corruption-Related Crimes, Crimes against Property and Cybercrimes of General Department of Investigation of Particularly Important Cases of the RA Investigative Committee to provide the comprehensive investigation of circumstances of swindling money in particularly large amount committed from payment terminals of «Converse Bank» CJSC by means of computer technology. Preliminary investigation on one defendant – 20 year-old RF citizen was completed.

It was earlier informed that on August 17, 2018 at about 22:00 money in particularly large amount was cashed and swindled from the payment terminal which belongs to “Converse Bank” CJSC and is located at the area of “Yerevan City” supermarket.

On August 18, 2018 a criminal case was initiated in the Investigative Division of Kentron and Nork-Marash administrative districts of Yerevan Investigative Department of the RA Investigative Committee according to the Point 1 of the Part 3 of the Article 181 of RA Criminal Code preliminary investigation of which went on in RA IC General Department of Investigation of Particularly Important Cases. A decision was made to join the mentioned criminal case to another criminal case on swindling committed in a similar way investigated in the proceeding of General Department of Investigation of Particularly Important Cases.

Through the criminal case data were obtained that from August 17 to August 18, 2018 similar swindling had also been committed from over ten ATMs of “Converse Bank” located in Yerevan and Kotayk.

In the result of investigatory and other procedural actions a number of circumstances of swindling, the mechanism were found out, one of the persons having committed the alleged crime was identified; he is an RF citizen, born in 1998.

In the result of investigatory actions of great volume conducted within the criminal case it was found out that reaching a prior agreement on swindling from payment terminals of “Converse Bank” CJSC by means of computer technology with an unidentified person on August 15 and 17, 2018 20 year-old young man swindled money in particularly large amount - 17.200.000 AMD in total from payment terminals of “Converse Bank”.

Thus, being informed that on August 15 and 17, 2018 in the result of operating the program downloaded in the computer system of “Converse Bank” CJSC withdrawal of banknotes will be made the unidentified person was intended to organize and control the swindling in particularly large amount from “Converse Bank” CJSC, he told 20 year-old young man about it and reached a prior agreement.

After it following the instructions given to him on August 15, 2018 20 year-old young man swindled 800.000 AMD in total withdrawn from the ATM of “Converse Bank” CJSC in the result of operating the program downloaded in the computer system of CJSC.

Besides, by the instruction of the same person on August 17, 2018 together with another person he swindled 16.400.000 AMD in total from the ATM of “Converse Bank” CJSC located on Mashtots Avenue, Yerevan.

A part of the stolen money was found.

On the base of the obtained sufficient evidence charge was pressed against RF citizen, born in 1998, according to the Point 1 of the Part 3 of the Article 181 of RA Criminal Code. Criminal Case on his part was separated as a separate proceeding and 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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