Fake lawyer detained in Taraz

TARAZ. KAZINFORM – Lawyer services were offered by a resident of Taraz and fled as soon as he received an advance payment, Kazinform correspondent reports.

According to the press service of the police department of the Zhambyl region, a 41-year-old local resident applied to the police department of the city of Taraz with a statement about fraud

“According to the citizen, she hired a lawyer as a legal representative to assist in a criminal case that is ongoing against her friend. For his services, the man asked for an advance payment in the amount of 500,000 tenge, and then a few days later another 100,000 tenge. After the woman sent him the entire amount, the false lawyer stopped communicating at all, ”the law enforcement department explained.

During the operational-search activities, the investigative group of the police department of the city of Taraz identified and detained a 36-year-old resident of the regional center.

The suspect fully admitted his guilt.

The detainee is under pre-trial investigation under article 190 of part 1 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Fraud).

Fraud, that is, theft of someone else’s property or the acquisition of the right to someone else’s property by deceit or breach of trust, is punishable by a fine in the amount of up to one thousand monthly calculation indices, or by corrective labor in the same amount, or by community service for up to six hundred hours. Either restriction of liberty for up to two years, or imprisonment for the same period, with confiscation of property, is stated in the first part of Article 190 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The Police Department of the Zhambyl region urges citizens to be vigilant and careful in order not to fall into the tricks of scammers and avoid such collisions.

As reported previously, a 23-year-old girl from Taraz decided to take advantage of the boom that arose around the sale of sugar and make money on it. Residents of the region turned to the police with statements that they fraudulently stole money in the amount of more than 2 million tenge, promising to sell them sugar at a low price. Having taken possession of the money, she stopped communicating.

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