Criminal case initiated on fact of $332.500 theft from Lanta-Bank
According to a source in law enforcement agencies, among the victims there were actors of MKHAT and Theatre named after Pushkin.
The police opened a criminal investigation into the theft of more than 19 million rubles ($332.500) from Lanta-Bank in Moscow, the source in law enforcement told RIA Novosti.
Earlier, media reported that the accounts of clients of credit organization lost nearly 1 billion rubles ($18 500 000). Among the victims there were actors of MKHAT and Theatre named after Pushkin and others. It was reported that the bank has already admitted the theft and began paying compensation to the victims.
Meanwhile, the press service of the Interior Ministry in Moscow confirmed the theft only in the amount of 19 million rubles, saying that the criminal case is initiated under Swindling.
"It was pre-established that in 2016 people from the staff and management of this bank made on behalf of the victims false expendable cash orders and other payment documents, based on which the illegally produced debit transactions from customer accounts excessing 19 million rubles," told the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
According to law enforcement officers, 18 people affected.
According to the investigation, having taken a five-billion loan ($88.7m) from Sberbank in 2008, the owner of Pavlovskgranit deliberately split up the assets of the company so that creditors could not bring a charge against him to court.