In St. Petersburg detained a suspect in the theft of large sums veteran

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich in fotobanka on the sleeve of a police officer. Archival photoIn St. Petersburg detained a suspect in the theft of large sums veteran© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich the image Bank

Law enforcement officers in St. Petersburg detained the man, who is suspected of embezzling large sums from the great Patriotic war veteran, a criminal case, said the official representative of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Russia Irina Wolf.

Wolf added that earlier the Minister of internal Affairs of the Russian Federation General of police Vladimir Kolokoltsev has instructed the leadership of the regional Central Board to be examined immediately published in one of the media data on fraud against veterans of the great Patriotic war and his wife.

«Employees of criminal investigation Department of gumvd of Russia across St.-Petersburg and Leningrad region detained a suspect in the theft of fraudulently large sums veteran of the great Patriotic war», — said the Wolf.

She noted that the suspect was a 28-year-old unemployed man. In addition, during the search in the apartment and the car of the detainee confiscated items having evidential value in the criminal case.

Wolf added that criminal proceedings were instituted under article «fraud». Currently installed additional episodes of illegal activity of the suspect.

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