Police arrested Ai Kirisawa and Ami Yamamoto for allegedly using forged credit cards in the withdrawal of 2.1 million yen from ATMs at convenience stores in Tomisato City on May 15, 2016.
According to the Kisarazu Police Station, Kirisawa and Yamamoto both admit to the allegations. Yamamoto told police that Kirisawa asked her if she wanted to partake in the caper.
The suspects are considered a part of a gang of thieves that used similarly forged credit cards with data leaked from a bank in South Africa to steal approximately 1.86 billion yen from ATMs nationwide in 2.5 hours on that same day.
Police have previously arrested more than 170 persons in the case, including members of six criminal syndicates.