Ukrainian nationals arrested over Poland employment scam

KATHMANDU: A team deployed by Metropolitan Crime Division has arrested a Ukrainian man and a woman on Thursday for defrauding several people by promising them employment in Poland.

The team acting on complaints lodged by 9 victims including Budhhi Raj Bista (26) of Udaypur detained Vitalii Bilyi (26) and Nataliia Melnychuk (23) from an institution “People Work Group” ran by the duo at Putalisadak in Kathmandu.

According to MCD, the accused duo arrived in Nepal on April 26, 2018 in tourist visa, rented an apartment and lured the victims through social networking sites by releasing adverts which promised employment and monthly pay of Rs 100,000 and benefits in Poland.

Apart from taking Rs 200,000 as travel and processing charges from the victims, the duo were in the process of collecting more cash from 600 gullible targets, said police.

The duo were charged as fraudsters under Civil Code and  have been taken to Metropolitan Police Range, Teku for further investigation and action.