The leadership of the private university "Synergy" and the Ministry of Internal Affairs have completed an investigation into the issuance of fictitious certificates of study at the university to defer mobilization, the press service of the university reported. As a result of the audit, nine employees were fired. In October, the court arrested three employees of Synergy, who provided a certificate of deferment for 180 thousand rubles.
The press service clarified that it was possible to identify the employees involved in issuing false certificates after a post about admission to Synergy was published in one of the social networks. In it, a young man talked about his admission to the university after the end of enrollment, this attracted the attention of the university management, after which a check was initiated.
“This fraudulent scheme was revealed a few days after we closed the enrollment for all full-time and part-time study programs. In cooperation with law enforcement agencies, we were able to quickly detect intruders. Those who deliberately committed this crime should be punished,” said Synergy Rector Artem Vasiliev.
According to representatives of Synergy, six employees of the university assisted previously detained employees of the admissions committee Grigory Chmelev, Dmitry Kucherev and Andrey Zabavin. After the incident, all nine people were fired.
October 17 court arrested Grigory Chmelev, Dmitry Kucherev and Andrei Zabavin under the article “fraud” (part 3 of article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). Messrs. Chmelev and Kukharev were placed under house arrest, and Mr. Zabavin was taken into custody in a pre-trial detention center.