Department No. 1 of the Investigation Department of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs for Smolensk has finished investigating the fraud case of a 32-year-old city woman. She used her official position by working in a travel agency.
According to the investigation, the victims applied to a travel agency to purchase tickets to foreign resorts. Clients entered into contracts and paid the full cost, but the obligations on the part of the travel agency were not fulfilled. The funds were spent on other clients of the company, as well as on the needs of the company, for example, rent.
The accused owner of the company explained that she had financial difficulties and was forced to purchase tours at an inflated price so that clients could fly away on vacation. She hoped to find money to pay for their tours. At the same time, she did not inform clients about the problems – she did not want to spoil the company’s reputation.
29 citizens were recognized as victims in the criminal case. During the preliminary investigation, the damage caused was partially compensated by the accused.
Currently, the criminal case with the indictment approved by the prosecutor has been sent to the court. Damage to clients amounted to more than 3 million rubles.