Unemployed goes on trial for broken ATM cash withdrawal
In the Moscow district Veshnyaki a broken because of technical failure ATM gave out an unemployed Russian citizen of the Belgorod region half a million rubles, several times increasing the requested amount.
According to an employee of the affected bank (it is not called), the suspect withdrew 500 thousand rubles from the ATM for on several occasions, because the ATM gave out 20 thousand rubles instead of 4 thousand.
As the Interior Ministry reported in its web-site, the bank registered with the theft; during search operation the policemen found the Belgorod citizen. The man was arrested at a time when he paid off his credit. The criminal case against 40-year-old newcomer is initiated under part 3 of Art. 158 of the Criminal Code (Theft) by electing him a recognizance not to leave as a measure of restraint.
The prosecutors want the former Russian Federation Council member to go to prison for 14 years instead of 9 and pay a 500-million-ruble ($8.8 million) fine instead of 70 million rubles ($1.2 million).