Head of Russian Post in Lipetsk region caught embezzling utility payments
The trial of the Head of Russian Post Division accused of embezzlement begins in Lipetsk region.
Investigators of the Yelets Interdistrict Investigative Department of the ICR Investigative Directorate for the Lipetsk region have completed the investigation of the criminal case against the Head of one of the Yelets branches of Russian Post. Woman accused of Embezzlement through her official position (part 3 of Art. 160 of the Russian Criminal Code).
During the investigation, law enforcement officers have found that on February 2016, while being the Head of one of the Russian Post regional offices, the defendant embezzled about 90 thousand rubles using her official position. These money had arrived in the post office from citizens as payment of utility bills and goods ordered by cash on delivery.
To hide the fraud and embezzlement, the Head of Russian Post Division entered false information in the reporting documentation. Nevertheless, the fact of shortage has been detected. As for the stolen amount, according to investigators, the defendant had spent money on personal needs.
During his preliminary investigation, the woman fully admitted her guilt and repented for what she had done. Law enforcers have collected extensive evidence base confirming the crime she had committed. All investigation files have been referred to the Prosecutor's Office for confirmation of the indictment and subsequent referral to the court for consideration on the merits.
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