Two movers arrested after refusing to give a woman back her property

According to an affidavit, San Antonio police arrested two men who were charged with refusing to return their property to a woman after moving from Vermont to Texas.

On August 24, the woman called police and said she had hired Zafar Kodirov and Sergiy Pylypenko of Alltrust Moving & Storage Inc. to move their property from Vermont to their new home at Fair Oaks Ranch. When the police arrived, a third person blocked the men’s truck.

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The woman told police that she had originally given the moving companies more than $ 23,000 to pay for the moving truck, but Kodirov and Pylypenko insisted they would not release their property until she signed a delivery receipt that showed it The affidavit states that their property arrived in good condition.

The woman refused to sign because she couldn’t check that her belongings were there and in good condition. The defendants went by truck, the affidavit said.

They returned a few hours later and tried to return the woman’s money, but refused to give her the property, which was sworn to be worth nearly $ 650,000. When they tried to leave a second time, contractors nearby heard the argument and prevented the truck from leaving.

When officers arrived, they first informed the woman and the moving company that it was a civil matter, but said it would become a criminal matter if Kodirov and Pylypenko continued to withhold property.

The two laughed and mocked the officers, saying they didn’t care if they were arrested and that they had been doing such business for 15 years, the affidavit said. They also told the officers that in the past they had been told “they would be arrested, but never,” the affidavit went on.

Kodirov and Pylypenko were charged with theft of $ 30,000 to $ 150,000, with bail set at $ 10,000 each.

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