Novosibirsk police have neutralized a criminal group which traded in theft of large quantities of goods. Arranged by the criminals in a trap landed proprietorship, engaged in manufacture of Church candles on an industrial scale. He’s got the criminals stole three tons of this product, which is an important attribute of religious service.
In structure of criminal group included three inhabitants of Novosibirsk. The leader was a 47-year-old novosibirets, and obeyed him 33-year-old woman and 50-year-old man, according to the official website of the regional police.
Established in December 2017 suspects, creating a firm-by-night (supposedly to provide transportation services), stole the property of the businessman – wax candles total weight of 3 tons. They also received from the victim is 21 thousand rubles for the carriage of cargo. The total damage has exceeded 700 thousand rubles.
Suspects acted according to the developed scheme: finding online potential customer the shipping, they sent him a legal carrier. Suspecting nothing, the driver picked up the cargo and deliver it to the address appointed by the scams. Then they “disappeared” together with the cargo.
“Very often, the fraudulent firm has changed names and addresses, allowing to escape from scandals with citizens who applied for the provision of services on delivery of cargoes”, – stated in a press release.
During the search, operatives seized from the suspects the documentation about the provision of transport services. At the place of residence of the defendants found mobile phones, SIM cards, Bank cards, two system units, laptop, tablet. In a rented garage belonging to a friend of one of the suspects, and seized stolen wax candles, designed for worship and service members. Photo found with candles published “Vesti-Novosibirsk”.
A criminal case was opened under part 4 of article 159 of the criminal code (“Fraud”). At the request of the investigator to all participants of the organized group the measure of restraint in the form of recognizance not to leave. The alleged thieves check on participation in Commission of similar crimes.
The investigation involved investigators Moi of Russia for the Novosibirsk region and employees of the police Department N8 “Kirov”. They provided force protection during the arrest of suspected fighters of Regardie.
We add that the production of Church candles is an excellent way of doing business, given the low manufacturing costs of such goods and the alleged high demand for it (according to opinion polls, about 80 percent of Russians consider themselves Orthodox).
“Starting a business in your own apartment or the garage,” – says the article-how to create a “candle factory”, posted on the website “As a business”.
“If we can completely occupy the market in the region, the profits will be huge, and the initial investment will pay off in a month and a half of work! Thanks to low purchase prices for raw materials and large production volumes, the profitability of a successful business can reach 1500%!” – the authors claim.
According to them, the home business of manufacturing Church candles “with the right approach, could become not only the main source of income, but also a source of financial independence, prosperity and wealth.”
Apparently, the scammers also relied on the fact that got their hands on tons of candles are a hot commodity, to sell which will not be easy.
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