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Crimean police detained traffickers of false hryvnias (UAH)
06.03.2013 | 18:12

Counterfeiting money at all times and in all countries was one of the most lucrative criminal "craft." Despite the responsibility to the current legislation, the hunters for fast and easy prey have always been enough. And now there are master counterfeiters who deftly use their talents for the purpose of illicit enrichment.

Recently the Office of the State Service for Combating Economic Crimes of Crimean police have exposed and documented criminal activities of a group of counterfeiters who produced and sold the fake currency notes in Feodosia.

- The makers of the "fake" UAH were two young men aged 28 years. Malefactors were producing money on an ordinary color printer, and used fake bills to buy food from gullible sellers. - Counterfeit money began to appear in shops of the city. Males paid fake bills in denomination of 50, 100 and 200 hryvnias for various goods, getting change in real money, - said chief of the State Service for Combating Economic Crimes of Crimean police, Colonel Eduard Onatskyi.

Dodgers were caught red-handed while trying once again to sell fake currency notes in the amount of UAH 500.

In the course of sanctioned searches of detainees’ residences law enforcers seized a computer system unit and two color printers, as well as cash with signs of forgery. Currently it was established seven places of selling fakes, - said Eduard Onatskyi.

Investigation Division of Feodosia police have registered that fact  in the Unified Registry of pre-trial investigations and defined qualification under Part 2 of Art.199 (manufacture, possession, acquisition, transport, transfer, import to Ukraine for marketing or sale of counterfeit money) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. Police conduct investigative and operational activities to establish other facts of illegal activity of detainees.

The suspects in money forgery shell be punished with imprisonment for a term of 5 to 10 years with confiscation of their property.


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