On Wednesday, police arrested Miki Yaezu at a location near Keisei Tateishi Station after she arrived with the intention of allegedly collecting 2 million yen in cash from the man whose brother an associate impersonated on the telephone.
Yaezu, who has been charged with attempted fraud, admits to the allegations.
Prior to her arrest, the associate pretended to be the younger brother of the man on the telephone, falsely telling him that he needed money to cover a bank check he had lost.
Yaezu is believed to be a subordinate member of a fraud ring. During the conversation on the telephone, the man noticed some inconsistencies and alerted police, according to TV Asahi (June 29). Police were then waiting for her upon her arrival at the meeting police. According to investigators, it is rare for a ring to utilize a woman to retrieve cash.
Three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), the company that operates the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, pleaded not guilty Friday as they stood trial for their alleged failure to prevent the nuclear meltdown disaster triggered by the 2011 tsunami. (Japan Today)
Tokyo Metropolitan Police utilized a sting operation in netting a woman, 31, in the attempted fraud of a man in Katsushika Ward, reports TBS News (tokyoreporter.com)
A twin-propeller plane made a belly landing Thursday at Nagasaki airport due to mechanical trouble, causing a brief runway closure and the cancellation of over a dozen flights, the airport operator and the transport ministry said. (Japan Times)
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a male programmer for allegedly producing so-called “dangerous drugs” in his residence in Nerima Ward earlier this year, reports Fuji News Network (tokyoreporter.com)
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested two men suspected in the swindling of hundreds of persons via a site that claimed to provide fee-based horse racing tips, reports NHK (tokyoreporter.com)
Japan’s space agency has proposed to a government panel a plan to send Japanese astronauts to the moon after 2025. (NHK)
Kagoshima District Court on Wednesday granted a retrial for a woman, 90, who completed a prison term for killing a 42 year-old male farmer in the town of Osaki, Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan, in 1979. (Jiji)
Farmers in Kagawa Prefecture, western Japan, have started shipping square watermelons across the country. (NHK)
An underground ice wall being built to keep groundwater from entering the crippled nuclear reactor buildings in Fukushima is expected to be completed soon. (NHK)
Kanagawa Prefectural Police have arrested a male employee at an institution for the disabled for allegedly engaging in illicit acts with a female pupil, who was 13 at the time, in Hiratsuka City last month, reports Nikkan Sports (tokyoreporter.com)