TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a suspected member of a fraud group alleged in the swindle of an elderly woman in Adachi Ward last month, reports TBS News (July 10).
Police have accused Jun Munakata, a 23-year-old resident of Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture, of fraudulently obtaining a bank book and ATM card from the woman (78) by visiting her residence while claiming to be a bank employee.
Munakata denies the allegations, telling the Takenotsuka Police Station he did not go to Adachi.
Prior to the incident, the woman was told by person pretending to be a bank employee that she was eligible for an insurance refund and asked for her bank book and ATM card.
Munakata became a person of interest after the woman provided a description of his appearance and portrait was drawn up, according to Nippon News Network (July 10).