Due to a banking error, a man accidentally became a millionaire and received 6 years in prison
The Sovetsky District Court of Tula found a local resident guilty of an especially large-scale theft after a man took advantage of an error in the bank’s mobile application and transferred more than 95 million rubles to his account, and then spent some of them on his own needs. The enterprising Tula will spend the next six years in a general regime colony.
According to the investigation, in June last year, Yurkov took advantage of an error during a technical update in the bank’s mobile application and withdrew funds from the account through bookmakers.
However, the significant amount confused Yurkov, so he decided to call the bank and make sure everything was in order. The employees of the institution, after checking the account, confirmed that the client can dispose of the funds.
After completing 220 transactions, the 36-year-old Russian spent some of the money on real estate, cars and travel. The millionaire disposed of the stolen funds for about two months. During the investigation of the criminal case, he compensated the bank for property damage in the region of 40 million rubles.
The crime became known when the bank began to summarize in its quarterly report.
Later the man’s property was arrested. For a year, he was able to return to the bank just under 40 million rubles. The Tula did not admit his guilt.
As a result, the court agreed with the state prosecution and sentenced a resident of Tula to six years in prison for a particularly large theft. He was acquitted under the article on money laundering. In addition, the court satisfied VTB’s civil claim to recover another 56 million rubles. The verdict has not yet entered into legal force.
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