In Kyiv exposed "volunteers" who appropriated the contributions of Ukrainians

18:08 27 July Kyiv, Ukraine

Law enforcers in Kyiv exposed and detained "volunteers" who appropriated charitable contributions from Ukrainians to help sick children.

This was announced by the Communications Department of the Kyiv Police on Wednesday, July 27.
"Three attackers organized a network of call centers, from where dispatchers called citizens by phone and asked for financial assistance.. During the searches, the capital's law enforcement officers confiscated more than 600 thousand hryvnia, 2400 euros, 900 dollars, 124 mobile phones, 15 laptops, bank cards, flash drives and draft notes from the scammers.
The suspects were residents of the capital - two men, born in 1985 and 1988, and a woman, born in 1991.

Law enforcement officers found that the attackers rented the premises, equipped it with the necessary equipment and organized call centers there. The group has registered charitable organizations and created websites with information about raising money for the treatment of children.
"Further, the accomplices conducted a recruitment of so-called operators who called citizens on the phone and urged them to make charitable contributions.. To transfer cash, they indicated the details of fake charitable organizations. The scammers spent all the collected donations on their own needs," the police said.
Law enforcement officers liquidated three call centers and five rented premises.

During authorized searches, the police seized evidence of criminal activity: money, mobile phones, laptops, bank cards, flash drives, SIM cards, draft notes and accounting records.

The guardian of order entered statements on this fact into the Unified Register of Pre-trial Investigations under Part 3 of Art.. 190 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine - fraud committed on a large scale.

The suspects now face imprisonment for a term of three to eight years.