The perpetrator looked for victims among foreign men on dating sites and fraudulently received funds into her bank account. She faces up to 3 years in prison for what she did.
The crime was detected by the cyber police of the Kharkiv Region together with the investigators of the Kharkiv District Police Department No. 2 and in cooperation with the Internet Crime Complaint Center of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Global Cyber Cooperative Center.
Law enforcement officers established that a 45-year-old woman posted ads on dating sites and communicated with foreign men on behalf of a 22-year-old girl. In the course of correspondence with the victim, the attacker expressed interest in long-term relationships and marriage, posted attractive photos of a young girl. In the future, she encouraged men to transfer money to her bank account under various pretexts.
The police conducted a search at the place of residence of the suspect. According to the results, mobile phones and bank cards were seized. Currently, the police is determining the final number of victims and the amount of damage caused. One of the victims is a US citizen who transferred almost 16 thousand US dollars to the fraudsters.
According to this fact, a criminal proceeding has been opened under Part 2 of Art. 190 (fraud) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The question regarding the announcement of the suspect of the perpetrator is being resolved. She faces up to 3 years in prison.
Procedural management is carried out by the Saltiv district prosecutor’s office of the Kharkiv region.