Criminal investigation employee cheated 80-year-old pensioner to get her housing ownership
In the Vladimir region, a criminal investigation employee got prosecuted for fraud attempt.
Employees of the regional Investigative Committee in the Vladimir region have initiated a criminal case against a 26-year-old security officer of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Gus-Khrustalny Police. The law enforcement officer is suspected of an Attempted Swindling in relation to a 80-year-old pensioner (part 3 of Art. 30 and part 3 of Art. 159 of the Russian Criminal Code).
According to investigating authorities, in February 2016 the police officer decided to deceit an 80 year-old resident of the Mezinovsky village, Gus-Khrustalny district, to take possession of her apartment and land. For this purpose, he made a fake power of attorney on her behalf with the intention to sell her real estate.
After doing this, 26-year-old police officer visited the pensioner and tricked her into signing an allegedly service document, taking advantage of his official position; in reality, the document was a fictitious power of attorney for the sale of real estate.
In June this year, the police officer gave the forged document to an estate agent and received a set of documents entitling the former to the ownership of the pensioner’s apartment. He also concluded a contract for the sale, and then applied to the Gus-Khrustalny Federal Service Department of State Registration, Cadastre, and Cartography for the Vladimir region to register the transfer of apartment ownership from the deceived woman.
The regional Investigative Committee noted that the police officer have failed to complete his selfish plan, as during the examination of the legal documents submitted to the Russian State Register, the experts recognized his power of attorney worthless due to the requirements of the Law “On Notaries”.
The scam police officer has been detained, and the investigating authorities have submitted an application for the adoption of pre-trial restrictions against him.
The investigation of this criminal case continues.
Since early February, there has been a preventive operation of the National Police of Ukraine in cooperation with the border and migration services called ‘Migrant’. Its aim is to identify and expel thieves in law and foreign crime lords out of the country.