Police arrest criminals for illegal banking in Chelyabinsk region
Denis Borodin and Alexei Kolnogorov allegedly engaged in illegal banking with no special license. They used bank data from fly-by-night firms to which natural persons and legal entities remitted funds. Then they placed the money on bank cards of low-income persons who agreed to have the cards issued to their names for only $16, Itar-Tass reports.
The criminals would then withdraw the money from the cards and return it to the original owners, charging a sum of three to five percent of the sum for their service.
"In all, the turnover on fly-by-night firms' settlement accounts reached over 100 million rubles," the press service of the Chelyabinsk police said, Itar-Tass reports.
Criminal proceedings were opened on charges of illegal banking on a large scale.
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