Russian Police Officers Arrested For Using Polish Plane Crash Victim’s Credit Card
June 6, 2010
Russia (ChattahBox) – Three Russian police officers have been arrested after using a credit card belonging to a man who died during a Polish plane crash in April.
Andrezej Przewoznik headed a committee that monitored historic sites, and was headed to a commemoration ceremony for the thousands of soldiers murdered in Poland under the orders of Joseph Stalin.
He died on the way in a plane crash that killed 96 people, including Polish President Lech Kaczynski.
Three riot police officers managed to get their hands on a bank card owned by Przewoznik, and withdrew 6,000 zlotys ($1,700.00 USD) from his account.
“Three members of the OMON (riot police) who committed this disgusting act were quickly arrested thanks to co-operation between the Polish Security Agency and the Russian special services,” Pawel Gras, a spokesman for the Polish government said in an official statement.
The incident highlights continued corruption within the police force, which has been a major cause for concern within the country of Russia.