Nuclear Accident Compensation Fraud Group Explosion 480 million yen or October 25 5:12
A scam group was arrested by the Metropolitan Police Department for systematically deceiving compensation for the nuclear accident. The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department suspected that the TEPCO fooled around 26 million yen in compensation from TEPCO by submitting a lie document that the sales decreased by saying that it was acting as an application for compensation to restaurants owners in Fukushima Prefecture We are trying to elucidate that it is estimated to be 480 million yen.
Nine people were arrested, including unemployed Susumu Gunji (50) in Sapporo, temporary staff with an unspecified address, Honestly Sugi Gunji (45), and unemployed Susumu Ishii (72) in Iwaki.
According to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department, in 2013, two years after the nuclear plant accident, we asked the Onahama snacks in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture, and izakaya shop owners to apply for compensation, and submitted the document that sales decreased. There is a suspicion that TEPCO cheated a total of 26.5 million yen from TEPCO.
In the investigation so far, we wrote fictitious sales etc. in the application for compensation for each store name and forged and attached final income tax return etc. to pretend that sales decreased due to the nuclear accident. , That was applying.
Most of the compensation paid to each store was recovered by the county suspects.
Since the amount of compensation received is 480 million yen, the Metropolitan Police Department is proceeding with elucidation of the situation as an incident of misuse of the compensation system to rescue victims.
"Recruiting group" "Counterfeiter" ... Tips and role sharing
The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department's investigation has revealed the detailed role division of the fraud group.
At the top of the group was Susumu Gunji (50), under which there was a “recruit group” that spoke to restaurants, and a “counterfeit group” that made lie documents that sales were down.
"Recruit group" suspected Tamae Ishii (72) and suspect Michiko Saito (72) spoke directly to the local Iwaki City to get compensation for snacks and taverns. And we were requesting application documents from TEPCO to apply for a lie that sales decreased on behalf of the store.
This is because the application for compensation was mailed directly to the restaurant where TEPCO applied, and the store had to be involved.
In order to show that the sales actually decreased, it is necessary to attach a final tax return etc. to this application document, and this group instructs the store side and based on the final tax return obtained in advance, the nuclear accident It means that the documents were counterfeited as sales decreased due to the influence of.
The “counterfeiting team” who played this role was three people, including Gunji's honest suspect (45), and it seemed that there was a lot of sales before the nuclear accident. This means that the tax return was forged so that the final tax return would be the same amount.
When compensation was paid to the store, about 80% of it was collected by the group.
Mechanism of nuclear compensation
The application for the lie in this case was TEPCO's compensation for reputable damage caused by the nuclear accident.
TEPCO does not disclose detailed categories regarding compensation paid, but has paid about 1.80 trillion yen compensation to corporations and private business owners such as restaurants as damage to reputation. It means that.
Under this system, restaurants and other businesses obtain the required documents from TEPCO, and then mail and apply for final income with a final tax return in order to prove their income.
TEPCO checks the mailed documents and decides to pay compensation, but this time there is a lie in the contents of the documents, and the attached tax return etc. were forged.
The restaurants used ...
According to the restaurant manager in Onahama, Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture, Suspect Ishii visited the store as a customer and asked about compensation for the reputational damage of the nuclear accident. It means that it has been.
All the necessary procedures for applying for compensation were entrusted to Ishii, who also handed over documents describing the status of income, but the number of employees and the decrease in income after the earthquake Because the numbers that were far from the actual situation were written, the restaurant manager said that it was “different from the actual situation”, but the suspect Ishii did not deal with such reasons.
After that, the compensation was transferred to his bank account, but the day before Ishii suspected that he was asked to withdraw the full amount, and about 90% of the compensation was collected on the spot as a fee. It is that.
The restaurant manager said, “When I took the cash, Ishii and the others came and I was almost charged as a fee. I managed to pay for it, but I had lost all of my stock so far. I regret the sweetness that I couldn't refuse to solicit. "
In another restaurant, a member of the scam group told me that TEPCO says, “There are fewer customers” and “There are three employees.” Said, “It was difficult to apply for compensation, so I left it up easily.
“We didn't know that a compensation fraud case had occurred in the town of Onahama. The restaurants near the port are gradually getting back to their customers. I do n’t think it ’s the same as before the earthquake, and I do n’t think I ’ve been fooled by my lack of knowledge about compensation. I want to help you share the right information. ”