IDP organizes fraud scheme of social payments to residents of occupied Donbas

Source : 112 Ukraine

Organizer of this scheme was notified of suspicion
16:37, 11 November 2019

112 Agency

In the Kharkiv region, the Security Service of Ukraine has exposed the accrual of illegal social payments to residents of the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republic, among which there are quasi-republican militants. Security Service of Ukraine press center reports this.

“Counterespionage exposed the mechanism of financing terrorist organizations through fraud with social payment in Kharkiv region,” reads the massage.

An internally displaced person from the Luhansk region, who has been living in Kharkiv for a long time, organized the criminal scheme.  He offered residents of temporarily occupied territories assistance in the unlawful accrual of various types of state social assistance.

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The man "issued" documents for people who permanently reside occupied territories of Donetsk/Luhansk regions, with the assistance of employees of the pension fund, labor, and social welfare departments, as well as employees of banking institutions.

During the searches, more than 800 illegally issued bank cards and documents were seized, which was proved by multi-million dollar fraud with social payments.

Organizer of this scheme was notified of suspicion.

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As we reported earlier, the demining of the territory in Petrivske, Donbas, has begun on November 12. Oleksandr Shtupun, the head of the press center of the Joint Forces Operation, stated this.

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