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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Fitness Instructor Arrested

A fitness instructor has been arrested for hiring an undercover police officer to kill her ex-husband, also a fitness instructor.

The woman, who works in a sports club in the Olimpiisky Sports Complex, wanted to gain ownership of his four apartments, Itar-Tass reported Tuesday.

She only recently found out about the apartments, even though the couple had been married for 20 years and had a son and daughter, Moskovsky Komsomolets reported Wednesday.

The ex-husband worked at a different fitness club, the newspaper reported.

The woman, who was not identified, has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder and faces up to life in prison if convicted.

Police received a tip in February that she was looking for a hit man and set up a sting operation in which she made a down payment of 6,000 rubles ($230) to a policeman posing as a killer, Itar-Tass reported.

The woman suggested to the officer that he kill her ex-husband in his Audi A4 and take the car along with $5,000 from her as payment.

She wanted to see the keys to her ex-husband's apartment and the documents to his car as proof that he was dead.

Police hid the ex-husband in a hotel, and his ex-wife was arrested accepting the keys to the apartment from the officer.