As reported on the website of the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Belarus, in the period from December 2016 to January 2017, the Belarusian kidnapped money in the amount of more than 5.8 thousand rubles from card accounts of bank payment cards. Some of the operations (for more than 3.5 thousand rubles) were not performed by the accused – the bank rejected the transactions.
The young man was looking for various retail facilities (mini-cafes, shops, etc.) in Polotsk and Polotsk district, where they could pay by contactless cards. He enjoyed a special popularity at the petrol station, where he bought and tried to pay for the goods 26 times during the week.
At the disposal of the young man were the requisites for unauthorized access to card accounts of almost two dozen bank payment cards issued by one of the banks of Canada. He used mobile phones of his acquaintances, to which he installed an application that allows to make calculations in a non-contact way.
The man is charged with attempted theft of property by introducing false information into the computer system, coupled with unauthorized access to computer information, committed on a large scale, while the crime was not brought to an end due to circumstances beyond the control of the person (Part 1, Art. 14, part 3 of article 212 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus). To it the preventive punishment in the form of the detention was applied.
According to the investigation, earlier he was prosecuted for evading military conscription measures.
From his words, the money invested in them in gaining unauthorized access to card accounts and stealing money from them actually did not justify themselves.
The materials of the criminal case were examined by the prosecutor and forwarded to the court.