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Russian accused of £400,000 fraud


A RUSSIAN man accused of obtaining nearly £400,000 by fraud used documents bearing another name to try to open a bank account, a court heard yesterday.

Volodymyr Petruk appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court accused of obtaining 1235 credit and debit card numbers and crediting £345,498 to his account between January 3 and February 9 last year.

He is accused of gaining a further £41,200 between January 10 and February 9 last year from an account set up by Anna Steshina, who is alleged to have obtained 1309 credit and debit card numbers.

Petruk, 45, denies forming a fraudulent scheme after using a false name, passport and internatio­nal driving licence to set up a bank account.

The trial continues.

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