The Investigative Committee is looking into the case of fraud. The victim of the attacker was a woman from Mahiliou, said official representative of the Investigation Committee.
During the preliminary investigation it was established that the victim had met a man in social networks. He introduced himself as a “businessman from England.” During the correspondence, which lasted almost a year, he said he loved her and promised to leave everything for the sake of the woman and come to her in Mahiliou. But for that he needed to sort out the business, and that ‘ required money’. Therefore, the man asked her to send him money on condition that he would return it.
The woman made several transfers for the total amount of $ 16.8 thousand. Once the man even returned her $ 2.2 thousand. And only when he finally disappeared, the woman realized that she had been deceived.
Now investigators, together with the police, are trying to establish the personality of the criminal. The Investigative Committee instituted criminal proceedings under Part 4 of Article 209 (fraud committed in a particularly large amount) of the Criminal Code of Belarus. The article provides for up to 10 years of imprisonment with confiscation of property.