Monday, July 24, 2017

Two Yekaterinburg residents detained in connection with defrauded charity

Two residents of Yekaterinburg were detained on Monday in connection with the disappearance of money donated to support the treatment of a sick child.

Regional police said parents--allegedly the suspects--of a seriously ill five-year-old girl turned to charitable groups to help raise money for the child's treatment, Oblastnaya Gazeta reports.

When contributions began to flow in for the child's treatment, nearly $3,000 disappeared from the fund. Authorities have yet to determine how the money went missing.

The suspects were detained after being caught on video at an ATM. Authorities have filed criminal charges against the suspects, according to Oblastnaya Gazeta.