SBU exposes inter-regional group on breaking automated banking systems
The SBU officers exposed inter-regional organized group whose members specialized on stealing money through the breaking into automated systems of bank terminals.
The operatives of the SBU Kharkiv Regional Department established that some residents of Kharkiv, Kyiv and Kyiv region were involved in the group. Criminals searched for proxy persons and issued bank card accounts for them. The dealers used special technical means and distorted information about allegedly transferring money to specified accounts through self-service terminals, and then drew out cash from the cashpoints.
The participants of the group also tried to set up the forged currency production; the money were even to have some real currency protection elements.
The law enforcers detained two criminals during the recurrent illegal withdrawal of cash in Kryvyi Rih.
During the investigations at the group participants’ residences the SBU officers seized bank cards registered on the proxy persons and equipment for distorting the work of bank terminals. Law enforcers also seized printing equipment, printing plate, metal matrixes for making counterfeit money and samples of handmade banknotes.
The urgent investigations are under way within the framework of criminal proceeding initiated under Part 3 Article 190 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The issue on additional qualification of criminals activity under Part 3 Article 28, Part 2 Article 361 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine is being settled. The criminals were served a notice of suspicion in committing the crime and chosen the measure of restraint.
The detection operation was conducted jointly with the Cyber Police Department under the procedural supervision of the Military Prosecutor's Office.
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