OREANDA-NEWS The driver of the truck, who was supposed to deliver men's wool socks to Naberezhnye Chelny from the Moscow region, stole more than 31 thousand pairs, the cost of which amounted to 3.5 million rubles, a criminal case was opened on fraud, said the head of the press service of the regional headquarters of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation Tatyana Petrova.

"A representative of a company engaged in wholesale clothing contacted the police with a statement that during the transportation of cargo, the driver of the truck stole more than 31 thousand pairs of men's wool socks worth over 3.5 million rubles," Petrova said.

According to her, the applicant found an online car cargo transportation service on the Internet and agreed on the transportation of goods. At the warehouse, the car was loaded and sent to Naberezhnye Chelny, but it did not reach the end point, and the driver stopped contacting.

"According to the detainee, a friend called him and offered him a part-time job in cargo transportation. At the request of the caller, he came to Moscow and bought a truck. After that, the man received an instruction from a friend to load the goods at a warehouse in the Moscow region and proceed to the Bogorodsky district for unloading, and not to the destination," Petrova added.
Petrova said that a criminal case on fraud was initiated against the suspect, a 32-year-old resident of the Arkhangelsk region (Article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). The person involved has been taken into custody. The police identify his possible accomplices and involvement in other similar episodes.