A suspect in his 130s of Chinese nationality was arrested for withdrawing approximately 50.5000 million yen in cash, which is believed to be the damage of investment stories related to crypto assets, with a cash card in another person's name. The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the alleged fraudulent withdrawal of approximately <> million yen.
The suspect arrested was Wang Meifang (52), a Chinese national living in Nagoya City, who is suspected of theft according to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department for withdrawing approximately 3.130 million yen in cash from an ATM installed in a commercial facility in March last year using a cash card in another person's name.
This cash is believed to be part of the approximately 50 million yen damage money transferred by a Chinese woman in her 800s living in Tokyo after being approached about investing in crypto assets.
In response to the investigation, he said, "There is no doubt that I withdrew cash with someone else's card, but I did not know it was a crime," and the Metropolitan Police Department believes that he withdrew about 120 million yen more than 5000 other times.
According to the investigation so far, it seems that at least 10 people were defrauded of tens of millions of yen by being approached with similar investment stories, and the Metropolitan Police Department is investigating whether a fraudulent group targeting Chinese people is involved.