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Got insurance payments in the amount of almost 90 thousand US dollars by fraud

11.06.2021
The Main Investigation Department has completed the investigation of a criminal case regarding large-scale fraud in the field of car insurance.

According to the investigation, in 2014, one of the accused had an expensive car, with the use of which the men decided to illegally earn money, having developed a criminal scheme to deceive insurance companies.

This car was insured in three insurance organizations in the Republic of Belarus, also in the names of the group members. It was exported abroad, where on the territory of a foreign state they purchased a non-serviceable car of similar characteristics, on which the VIN number was modified to the number of the previously insured car. Then, on the territory of a foreign state, the men staged an accident, namely, in a conditional place they burned a faulty car and, after receipt of documents from a competent foreign body confirming this fact, transported it to the Republic of Belarus on a tow truck, in order to subsequently show the employees of insurance companies the rest of the burnt-out vehicle and receive payments. The men received almost 90 thousand US dollars for the allegedly burnt-out car.

At the same time, the previously insured car belonging to a group member was subsequently sold in Kazakhstan. The accused divided the money received under the criminal scheme among themselves and spent at their own discretion.

After the men were convinced that their lies were not revealed, they decided to "earn" money on another car using a similar scheme, but they failed to carry out their plan due to circumstances beyond their control.

The investigation also found that two members of the group were evading customs duties.

The men denied their guilt in commission of crimes, however, thanks to the effective interaction of the employees of the Main Directorate for Combating Organized Crime of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Investigative Committee, as well as the results of numerous investigative actions and law enforcement intelligence-gathering activities, the involvement of the accused in the commission of crimes was fully proven.

When studying their personalities, it was found that at the time of the commission of crimes the members of the group were the heads of firms and had no previous convictions.

Taking into account the role of each of them in the criminal scheme, the 58-year-old man was charged under Part 4, Article 209 (fraud committed by a group of individuals, on an especially large scale) of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus.

And the actions of the 51-year-old and the 44-year-old members of the group were qualified under Part 4 , Article 209 (fraud committed by a group of individuals, on an especially large scale), Part 1, Article 14 and Part 4, Article 209 (attempt to commit fraud committed repeatedly, by a group of individuals, on an especially large scale), Part 2, Article 231 (evasion of customs payments on a large scale, committed by a group of individuals under previous concert) of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus.

Pre-trial restrictions in the form of detention were applied to three of the accused.

Currently, one of the accused is hiding from the criminal prosecution authority, he is wanted.

The investigation of the criminal case has been completed, the materials have been transferred to the prosecutor for referral to the court.

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