Two Vladimir policemen took out loans using registered offenders' passports

Two Vladimir policemen took out loans using registered offenders' passports

The ICR for the Vladimir region has initiated a criminal case against two police officers under part 3 of Art. 159 of the Russian Criminal Code (Swindling committed by a person through his official position, as well as on a large scale).

Officers of the inter-municipal department of the Muromsky Department Ministry of Internal Affairs 33-year-old Pavel Grishin and 35-year-old Denis Mikheev are suspected of bank fraud. 

According to the law enforcement bodies, in May 2015, district police commissioners Grishin and Mikheev made an agreement with their acquaintance, who worked as a manager at a local businessman, to have fake loans taken out in the Moscow Renaissance Credit using passport details of offenders registered with the police.

They gave the copies of straw persons' passports to their friend and her boss, who draw seven loans for a total of 334 thousand rubles (about 6 thousand dollars) in the bank. After the money were wired to the businessman's account, the accomplices divided them among themselves and spent for personal needs.

April 12, law enforcers managed to detain Grishin and Mikheev. After the swindling was revealed, all defendants in the case pleaded guilty. A measure of restraint is currently being elected; the investigation into the criminal case continues.

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