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Tokyo cops nab ex-Nissui employee in ¥150 million embezzlement

Naomi Miura
Naomi Miura

TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a former employee at a marine products company in a fraud that dates back more than one decade, reports Nippon News Network (Nov. 22).

On multiple occasions over a one-year period ending in March of 2011, a Naomi Miura, at 43-year-old former employee at Nippon Suisan, more commonly known as Nissui, is alleged to have illegally manipulated the company’s online accounting system to transfer 28.3 million yen to an account she manages, which was in the name of a fake company.

Miura, who has been charged with the fraudulent use of a computer, admits to the allegations. “I did it to pay back debts and for living expenses,” the suspect is quoted by the Marunouchi Police Station, according to Jiji Press (Nov. 22).

Between 2004 and 2014, the suspect is believed to have used similar methods to defraud the company out of a total of 150 million yen.