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Defendant serving term in penitentiary presented himself as businessman; charge pressed for swindling citizen’s car

03.02.2017 19:22

In the result of investigatory actions conducted in Aragatsotn Regional Investigative Department of the RA Investigative Committee sufficient evidence were obtained on the allegation on swindling by cheating committed by a prisoner while serving term in penitentiary.
 

In September, 2016 a report was received from a citizen informing that his car of “Mazda MPV” make was swindled by cheating.
 

Considering that the report apparently contained crime elements a criminal case was initiated preliminary investigation of which was conducted in Aragatsotn Regional Investigative Department. An investigatory plan was worked out and investigatory actions of great volume were conducted to find circumstances of the case. As a result, sufficient evidence were obtained on the allegation that swindling of the citizen’s car by cheating had been committed by a defendant serving his term in penitentiary with prior agreement with a 34 year-old resident of Yerevan.
 

According to preliminary investigation data, the citizen had inserted an announcement telling that he was ready to work as a driver with his own car. So the defendant phoned him from penitentiary, presented himself as a businessman and offered a driver’s job with high salary. According to initial agreement the citizen met a third person in Aragatsotn region who took the keys under the pretext of taking the car to Yerevan and drove away and the citizen was offered to go to the “employer” by taxi as he would drive another car during the work.
 

Through preliminary investigation the persons having committed the apparent crime were identified, the actions of each of them were personalized. On the base of the obtained evidence charge was pressed against two persons; charge was pressed against the defendant serving term in penitentiary according to the Points 1 and 2 of the Part 2 of the Article 178 of RA Criminal Code, charge was pressed against 34 year-old man according to the Points 1 and 2 of the Part 2 of the Article 178 and the Points 1 and 2 of the Part 2 of the Article 34-216 of RA Criminal Code.
 

Preliminary investigation is ongoing. Necessary investigatory measures are taken in Aragatsotn Regional Investigative Department to verify the data and calls on other possible swindling cases committed by the person (persons) serving term in penitentiary
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Note; Everyone charged with alleged crime offence shall be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law.


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