TWO YOSHKAR-OLA SCAMMERS CONVICTED OF FRAUD IN THE NEARBY REPUBLIC OF CHUVASHIA
Translated and published by Elena Garrett on July 16, 2010
In the sentence announced on May 22, 2007, the Moscowskiy District Court of the City of Cheboksary of Chuvashia Republic the court found Innokentiy Mashkin and Ekaterina Parhomenko GUILTY of fraud (Article 159 of the Criminal Code of RF), and sentenced the convicted scammers to 6 years of work camp and to 5 years of probation, respectively.
Starting from 2005, Mashkin, I.V., having sufficient Internet and computer-related skills, conspired with an unknown person(s) to send love letters written in English language and signed "Ekaterina Parhomenko" to a resident of Los Angeles, California. The letters contained solicitations of money that were supposed to be transferred to bank accounts opened specifically for this fraudulent activity.
From the beginning of the year 2005 and through May of 2005, these peoples were in agreement with another unknown female called "Ekaterina." According to their agreement, the unknown female would make phone calls to the victim in the case and request that the victim transferred the money in the name of Parhomenko Ekaterina, supposedly for such purposes as paying off a mortgage loan and obtaining passport, visa and tickets for a trip to the USA, with an agreement that a marriage would follow Parhomenko's arrival to the USA. For the purpose of this fraudulent activities, the scammers opened a bank account in Parhomenko's name in one of the branches of VneshTorgBank in Cheboksary city.
An unknown person would drive Parhomenko from Yoshkar-Ola to Cheboksary specifically for the purpose of receiving the transfers, and then the same person would drive Parhomenko back to Yoshkar-Ola.
Parhomenko, E. A, would hand the received transfers to Mashkin, and Mashkin would pay Parhomenko 5% of each transfer, and portions of the rest of the money would be paid to other unknown persons in the same scam group.
As a result of this fraudulent activity, the U.S. citizen lost 847,374 rubles and 43 kopeeks.
The case against the scammers was heard by court of the Chuvashia Republic because the bank branch that the scammers used was located in the Chvashia Republic.
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