MOSCOW, June 10 (RAPSI) – Four residents of Murmansk, including former employees of Federal Drug Control Service are going on trial for alleged attempt to cash a forged bill of 1 billion rubles ($15.5 million) in one of the region’s largest banks, RIA Novosti reported on Friday.

Prosecutors have brought final charges against former employees of the Drug Control Service for the Murmansk Region, Alexei Belyayev and Sergei Olkhovskiy, as well as Vladimir Anoprienko and Alexander Podorov. They are charged with “attempted large scale fraud committed by a group of people on preliminary arrangement”.

According to investigators, one of the alleged criminals has obtained fake bills worth 1 billion rubles ($15.5 million) with one of the largest banks allegedly being the guarantor. Earlier it was reported that fraud was attempted in the Murmansk branch of Sberbank. The fraud was prevented by Russian authorities.