In Moscow two criminal cases initiated over fraudulent operations of policemen trying to withdraw money form another’s bank account

The investigative bodies of the Central Investigative Department of the Russian Investigative Committee for Moscow city have opened two criminal cases against police driver of the separate company of the Police Patrol and Point Duty Service of the Russian Interior Ministry Department for Bibirevo district of Moscow Aleksey Zorin and policeman of this company Yuri Sushilin. Zorin is suspected of a crime under part 4 of article 159 of the Russian Criminal Code (swindling) and Sushilin – in attempted swindling (part 3 of article 30, part 3 of article 159).

According to investigators’ information, Zorin, acting as part of a criminal group, preliminary planned a scheme how to steal funds from other citizen’s bank account. In the morning of 16 May 2012, Zorin came to subsidiary “Voyskovoe” of ZAO “Rayffayzenbank” (close corporation) located at Leningradskoye shosse, showed a fake passport and other documents on behalf of the other citizen, and withdrew more than 12 million rubles from this person’s bank account and then disappeared. A former police driver of the Russian Interior Ministry Department for Bibirevo Sergey Merzlikin, Georgians Georgiy Bagdasarov and David Manukyan have also been detained in the framework of the opened criminal case.

The same day, Sushilin committed similar crime in another subsidiary of “Rayffayzenbank”, at Kosmonavtov street, trying to withdraw 25 thousand Euro, but was detained by the bank security service.

At present, accomplices have been detained investigation is filing a motion to put all accused into custody. The investigation of the criminal cases is to be continued.