The scammers tried to steal money from the accounts of the former top manager of Inter RAO Karina Turcan, who was sentenced to 15 years in prison on espionage charges. About it writes Kommersant.
As it became known to the publication, after the approval of Tsurkan’s verdict and her transfer to the colony, an unknown man came with a power of attorney allegedly from Karina Tsurkan herself to the All-Russian Regional Development Bank, located on Suschevsky Val in Moscow. He demanded to withdraw and issue a large amount from her account.
Kommersant reports that the FSB Economic Security Service learned about the fraudsters’ activities. Currently, the security forces are looking for an unknown person who provided a fake power of attorney. In connection with this incident, investigators of the Internal Affairs Directorate of the North-Eastern District of Moscow opened a case under Art. 30 and part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (attempted fraud on an especially large scale) against unidentified persons.
Karina Turcan was arrested in mid-June 2018. The FSB believes that it cooperated with the Moldovan special service and gave it an electronic version of the “draft document of the Ministry of Energy on certain aspects of the actions of Russian energy companies on the channel of international cooperation.”
December 29, 2020 Moscow City Court admitted Karina Turcan was guilty of espionage for Moldova and sentenced her to 15 years in prison.
October 14 became knownthat the Supreme Court of Russia dismissed the cassation appeal and upheld Turcan’s verdict.