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Charge Pressed against Four Persons for Swindling in Particularly Large Amount by Cheating in Vardenis Territorial Agency of Social Assistance

18.12.2018 15:56

In the framework of the criminal case investigated in Gegharkunik Regional Investigative Department of the RA Investigative Committee charge was pressed against 4 persons.

Pursuant to preliminary investigation data from 2013 to 2018 former and current employees of Vardenis Territorial Agency of Social Assistance introduced citizens' data in the computer system of the mentioned territorial agency involving them in the beneficiaries list of family benefit system without informing them. Based on it, money in particularly large amount was illegally formulated in their names and apparently swindled every month.  

In the result of investigatory and procedural actions of great volume conducted within the criminal case other criminal manifestations were found, as well. Particularly, during preliminary investigation data were obtained on involvement of employees of “Haypost” CJSC in the apparent crime.

Pursuant to factual data obtained through investigation two employees of “Haypost” CJSC signed before the names of false beneficiaries formed by the employees of Vardenis Territorial Agency of Social Assistance and taking their part of the received money transferred the rest of the money to the employees of the mentioned agency.

On the base of the obtained evidence charge was pressed against two –former and current employees of Vardenis Territorial Agency of Social Assistance according to the Point 1 of the Part 3 of the Article 178 and the Part 2 of the Article 325 of RA Criminal Code, charge was pressed against two employees of “Haypost” CJSC according to the Point 1 of the Part 3 of the Article 178 of RA Criminal Code.

The investigator submitted a motion to court to use detention as a pretrial measure against them. The motion was sufficed at the same time to use mortgage as a pretrial measure against them was considered permissible.

Preliminary investigation is ongoing. Necessary investigatory and other procedural actions are conducted to provide the comprehensive, complete and objective investigation of the case, to find out the frame of those involved in apparent abuses, to personalize the actions of each of them and to give appropriate criminal legal assessment.

Note; Everyone charged with alleged crime offence shall be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law.





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