TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Friday filed charges against a male employee at an automobile repair company for claiming to have been robbed to conceal money spent on adult entertainment, reports the Sankei Shimbun (July 12).
The man, in his 40s and a resident of Tachikawa, told police that on June 28 three assailants confronted him on a street and robbed him of 300,000 yen at knifepoint. The money was said to have been collected from repair work.
The alleged victim later revealed to investigators that the funds were in fact spent at fuzoku sex businesses. The man, who could not repay the money himself, has been charged with violating the Minor Offenses Act.
To make his story believable he showed investigators a slash mark on his arm. “I did that myself,” the man admitted.
Police uncovered the ruse after determining that the location of the stated crime scene and information provided in eyewitness testimony was not consistent with the man’s claims.
Family members later repaid the spent money.