Teams from the Department of Crimes Against Property (DCCP) carried out, on the morning of this Thursday (1st), search and seizure warrants at addresses in Salvador and Feira de Santana, as part of an investigation of fraud committed against a payment company. automatic toll and parking and fuel cards. The scheme has already caused an estimated loss of BRL 200,000.
16 warrants will be carried out in the capital of Bahia and another three in Feira. This Thursday’s action aims to reinforce the body of evidence of the investigation, which is already underway. Some victims of the coup have even been heard by the Police Station for Repression of Crimes of Embezzlement by Electronic Means (DreofCiber). Delegate Charles Leão, head of the unit, explains how the scheme took place.
“We are investigating the action of former employees of the company, who somehow managed to enlist employees to collaborate with the fraud, not taking due care when registering the stickers on the vehicles. tags registered irregularly. These ‘stickers’ are registered in the name of someone else and linked to third-party credit cards, which are unaware of the scam”, he explains.
As investigated by DreofCiber, there was a nucleus of fraudsters in Salvador and another in Feira. “Our objective is, with the seizure of documents, computers and telephone devices, to better define the dynamics of this criminal group, who effectively integrates it and its internal functions”, adds the delegate.