18 January 2022,   21:11
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Police detained 3 persons and exposed one for illegal appropriation of 72 500 GEL from citizens’ accounts

The officers of the Main Division of Investigation under Tbilisi Police Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, as a result of operative-search and investigative activities detained three persons: G.A. (DoB 1991) O.A (1996) B.A. (DoB 1995) and exposed R.N. (DoB 2003) for violation of private company secret for personal gain, illegal access to computer systems by the group with a previous consent and theft in large quantities.


Committed crime envisaged from 6 to 10 years of imprisonment.


Investigation established that under-aged R.N. created the so called fisher web-site resembling to the interface of one of the bank’s internet bank web page and spread the link through the social media, proposing users to participate in lottery. Citizens were deceived and typed their bank information, which was automatically sent to R.N. With the mentioned information, R.N. illegally appropriated sums from various bank accounts and transacted them on the accounts of his accomplices or converted into crypto currency.


The accused person had his accomplices register the so called electronic wallets in return for certain personal gain by means of which, accomplices were able to cash the appropriated sums.


The accused persons managed to steal 72 500 GEL from 8 accounts belonging to various citizens.


Detainees have already pleaded guilty.


Investigation is in progress on the fact of violation of private company secret for personal gain, illegal access to computer systems by the group with a previous consent and theft in large quantities, article 158, III and IV parts, sub-paragraph “A”, article 284, II part, sub-paragraph “a” and “D”, article 177 III part, sub-paragraph “A” and part IV, sub-paragraph “B” of the Criminal Code of Georgia.

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