Foreign counterfeiter tries to deceive two Ukrainian agrarians for USD 100 thousand
SBU detained in Kyiv city the citizen of Central Africa, who tried to appropriate assets of representatives of national agrarian business.
27-year-old foreign student of Kharkiv university was planning to appropriate the money of Ukrainians through the scheme, better known as "black dollar scam". Through the Internet, he offered the service of making counterfeit money allegedly using the latest chemical mixtures and technology of “production”. To that end, the customers had to transfer to a foreigner their own funds in the amount according to the order.
SBU officials documented the fact of involved person’s attempts to appropriate USD 100 thousand of Ukrainian agrarians. The counterfeiter promised to businessmen to produce double amount of money from received from them real bills. Law-enforcement officers detained the foreigner in accordance with Art. 208 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine in one of the Kyiv hotels.
The issue of serving a notice of suspicion to the detainee and choosing a measure of restraint is now being decided. Within the framework of criminal proceedings initiated under Part 4 Art. 190 and Part 2 Art. 199 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, the investigative actions are under way. The operation to expose the offender was conducted together with investigators of the National Police in the Kyiv city under the procedural supervision of the General Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine.
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