3 detained in cyber fraud involving minor accomplice

Detainees admit to the crime. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge. 

Agenda.ge, 17 Dec 2020 - 12:33, Tbilisi,Georgia

Three individuals have been detained for illegal access to computer systems by a group and stealing 72,500 GEL (22,000 USD). The three individuals were assisted by a 17-year-old. 

The crime is punishable by 6-10 years in prison. 

The Georgian Interior Ministry said that the 17-year-old individual created a so-called fisher website which resembled the interface of a Georgian bank. 

Then he shared the website on social media and urged users to participate in a lottery. 

Several users typed their personal data and bank information there. 

In total the individuals stole money from eight bank accounts.