Chief accountant of UralTransBank subsidiary sentenced for fraud

24 November 2006 (13:00)

The court of Verkhnyaya Pyshma sentenced the accountant of UralTransBank Sredneuralsk subsidiary Oksana Schegolkova and her cohabitant Alexander F. to six years in prison. According to the spokesperson for the regional court, they were found guilty of fraud. Ms Schegolkova was using her access to the accounts of the bank’s clients to transfer their money onto her own account, the account of her cohabitant and some straw people in December 2004-November 2005. This did 10.870m RUR worth of damage to 148 people. The criminal case was placed with the court when the victims complained about the problem in the headquarters of UralTransBank in Yekaterinburg. The accused pleaded guilty, and the case was actually considered without the judicial inquiry. In compliance with Article 82 of Russian Criminal Code (on Suspension of Sentence of Women with Children Under-Age) Ms Schegolkova will only get to prison after fourteen years.

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