ArmInfo.Armenia National Security Service raise a case in respect to large misappropriations implemented by a criminal group, comprised of Armenian and Russian nationals, using high technologies.
According to the information shared with ArmInfo at the press office of Armenia national Security Service, according to preliminary data obtained, the members of the group noted, pretending to run hotel and catering business, established three commercial units in Armenia, than obtained cashbox terminals allowing to implement transactions without plastic cards and even without cardholders. 'Using the cash terminals mentioned, Russian members of the group sent to Armenia all the personal data opf Australian cardholders. After receiving all the necessary details, the members of the group in Armenia connected their cell cards to terminals and made a transfer of large amounts tho their accounts. Using this methodology, during the period of August to December 2016, the criminals had withdrawn about AmD 85 mln from the accounts of Australian banks clients. AMD 58 mln was cashed and misappropriated, the other part of the amount remained incomplete, " the statement reads.
The statement reads also, that this criminal group was fetched out and stopped. During the preliminary investigation an offense is proposed to 5 persons according to point 1 provision 3 Article 181 Criminal Code of RA ( Large misappropriation with using computer technologies). Three members of the group are arrested. The investigation is in progress," the NSS statement reads.