TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 31-year-old man for allegedly swindling a woman he met online, reports TBS News (Dec. 1).
In January and February, Kazunari Yoshida, an employee at a shipping company, allegedly defrauded the woman, 29, out of a total of 4.6 million yen.
“I’m making money on stocks and the foreign-exchange market,” he told her. “Would you like to invest?”
Upon his arrest on suspicion of fraud, Yoshida said, “I received the money, but there are discrepancies [in the allegations].”
According to police, Yoshida met the woman on a matchmaking app in December of last year.
The suspect told police that the money obtained from the woman was “used for gambling.”