The Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia requested reports from the heads of the Main Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia for Moscow A.A. Strizhov and the Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia for the Republic of Bashkortostan D.N. Cherniaev on the situation with the theft of money of residents of Moscow and Ufa, which was reported in the media.
According to journalists' information, a man claiming to be a children soccer coach promised to teach children the basics of soccer and get them lodged in a junior sports school for a sum of money. Having collected money from the children's parents he gave some lessons and then disappeared.
Investigators of the Moscow division of the agency initiated an initial investigation into this fact.
The head of the Investigative Committee of Russia instructed his subordinates to promptly gather all the currently available information and thoroughly investigate the circumstances of the incident.