Penal colony employee got prosecuted for transferring money from prisoner’s SIM card in Tambov region
In the Rasskazov district of the Tambov region, a penal colony employee is accused of exceeding his authority.
Law enforcement officers have initiated a criminal case under part 1 of Art. 285 of the Russian Criminal Code (Abuse of Official Powers) against an employee of the Correctional Camp No. 3 Federal State Institution of the Federal Penitentiary Service Administration of Russia for Tambov Region.
During the investigation, it was found that in May this year the suspect took an illegally used SIM card from a prisoner. The colony officer did not perform the necessary paperwork to confirm SIM card seizure. The following month, he transferred 8,000 rubles available on the SIM card to the bank card of his friend using KIWI payment system, and then, after cashing out the money, spent it on personal needs.
The necessary investigations aimed at establishing all the circumstances of the crime are currently conducted under this criminal case.
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