YEKATERINBURG, March 13 (Itar-Tass) – An organized criminal group, which has stolen over two million roubles from the accounts of the clients of the Russian savings bank Sberbank, was busted in Yekaterinburg, spokesperson of the Sverdlovsk regional police department Valery Gorelykh told Itar-Tass on Wednesday.
The organized criminal group acted according to the tested criminal scheme. They obtained the data of the users of the banking cards, which are connected to the mobile bank service, and blocked the sim cards of the owners of the Sberbank accounts, then stole the money. Two young men – a businessman and a bank employee were detained on suspicions of committing these crimes.
“The criminals managed to steal over two million roubles from the accounts, the criminal cases were opened over this crime for fraud with the use of the payment banking cards. During the searches, the computers, mobile phones, sim cards, the copies of the passports and traumatic pistols were confiscated. The investigation in the crime continues,” Gorelykh said.