The evidence collected by the Main Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia was recognized by the court as sufficient for the verdict against the cashier of the commercial bank Credit Express Natalia Tsipinova, who entered into a pre-trial cooperation agreement. She was found guilty of misappropriation and legalization of stolen money (Part 4 of Art. 160, Paragraphs A, B of Part 4 of Article 174.1 of the Criminal Code of Russia).
The investigation and the court found that in 2013 the bank director Alla Kabanova, in order to steal the funds of the bank under the guise of various banking operations, created an organized group, in which she involved accomplices. It included: members of the Board of Directors Vasily Boyko-Velikiy and Tatiana Makarenko, chief accountant Maria Antonova and employees of the credit department Anastasia Novotnova, Egor Pikhtin and Konstantin Kabanov, manager of the bank's Moskovsky branch Elena Chueva and cashier Natalia Tsipinova. Based on the collected evidence, depending on the role of each, all 9 members of the criminal group were charged with committing 40 episodes of theft of bank funds under the guise of issuing loans and withdrawals from customer deposits totaling more than 190 million rubles and their subsequent legalization.
In 2018, the Central Bank revoked the license of LLC CB "Credit Express".
In the criminal case, more than 130 different examinations were conducted, more than 180 witnesses were questioned, as well as other investigative actions were carried out.
In order to ensure compensation for damage and the execution of a court sentence in the form of a fine the property of accused of total value of over 47 million rubles has been arrested.
Judge Tsipinova was sentenced to four years of imprisonment in a general regime penal colony.
The probe into other accused is tried on the merits in court. Earlier, the manager of the Moskovsky branch of the Credit Express commercial bank Elena Chueva was also sentenced to imprisonment.