Student steals $200, but will be held responsible for $37K

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Hi-tech crimes have begun being reported from the Belarusian provinces. The first ever criminal case associated with the computer technologies was opened in Orsha. A young programmer working with a local enterprise is soon to appear in court on criminal charges of fraud. The computer game fan opened a web-based shop, offering household devices.

He offered to deliver refrigerators, vacuum cleaners and musical centers directly to buyers for $15-20 advance payment. His site became popular soon and the guy was successfully "dealing" for almost one year until police busted him.

Investogators proved that the student stealed a total of $200 from trusting customers. However, he is facing charges of large scale fraud at the amount of $37,000. Police said the non-existing household items offered on the web site were worth this sum.