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
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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