In Poltava region, an elementary school teacher stole the mobile phone from one of her pupils and sold it to a pawnshop.

Inspector of Poltava region police department in Myrgorod city Larysa Petrenko told journalists that on February 15 the father of a 2nd lower grade pupil reported a theft of his daughter's mobile phone.

"In the course of investigation the police officers established to everyone's surprise that the thief was a 20-year-old teacher of lower grades. The teacher stole the phone and the same day sold it to a pawnshop for 250 hryvnais. Her actions she explained simply - difficult financial situation," Petrenko said.

The police department is now considering the institution of a criminal case on theft. According to the article 185 of the Criminal Code the woman is facing a fine or imprisonment up to three years.

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