In the Odessa region, officials appropriated almost five million “children's” payments

In the Odessa region, officials appropriated almost five million “children's” payments

In the Odessa region, officials embezzled almost five million

Police exposed in&nbsp ;Belgorod-Dnestrovsky district, nine people who appropriated social payments that were intended for payments to newborns, children raised by single parents, low-income and large parents.

According to the GUNP, the scheme was organized by the head of the department social protection of the population in the Belgorod-Dniester region. The woman involved her subordinates, bank employees, and also her relatives and acquaintances in the fraud.

"Participants forged the documents necessary for receiving state social benefits, and on them  on the basis of unreasonably appointed and accrued social payments to figureheads. The money received on  bank cards, they withdrawed and distributed among themselves. To hide the criminal activity, the members of the group deleted the information entered into the database about the  groundlessly filed personal files of "beneficiaries"", — declared the police.

Thus, in  during 2018-2020, accomplices embezzled almost five million hryvnias.

They were announced suspicions under articles 191 (appropriation, embezzlement of property through abuse of official position), 362 (unauthorized actions with information in  computer networks), 366 (official forgery), 358 (forgery of documents) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The defendants face up to 12 years prison.

Prepared by: Sergey Daga