15-year-old girl attempts Y4 mil identity fraud
Japan Today -- Sep 02

Police said Saturday that a 15-year-old school girl from Tokyo's Adachi Ward has been arrested for attempted identity fraud after she allegedly posed as a woman's son in need of cash.

The junior high school student telephoned a 55-year-old woman from Inagi and pretended to be her son, Fuji TV quoted police as saying. Explaining that she had lost an envelope of cash belonging to her son's employer, the girl requested that 4 million yen in cash be handed to a subordinate who would meet her to collect it.

Police were informed of the handover and arrested the girl when she arrived at the agreed location wearing a suit and tie, with swept back hair, claiming to be an employee from the company.

男装の女子中学生が詐欺に加担し逮捕され、「やばい仕事とはわかっていた」とプロ顔負­けの供述を展開した。警視庁によるとこの中学生は東京都足立区在住。8月29日に共犯­者とみられる男が稲城市内に住む女性(55)に長男を装って電話をし「400万円持っ­てきてほしい」と指定。受け渡し現場に行かせる「会社の部下」として、男装した女子中­学生が向かった。女性は不審に思い長男に確認したところ詐欺と発覚。指定場所のJR南­武線矢野口駅で張り込んで逮捕した警察官は当初「本当に若い男だと思っていた」という­。女子中学生は「やばい仕事で、犯罪になるのはわかっていた。先輩に頼まれた」と容疑­を認めた上、指示した人物が複数いることをにおわせた。
News sources: Japan Today, TomoNewsJP

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