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14-year-old girl nabbed for alleged theft of Y10 million

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The girl told the police she felt left out of her classmates' friendship circle and suffered stress,

Who said money can't buy love?

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That is quite a lot of money to steal from a living room, in a course of 2 months, unnoticed? Must be a rather wealthy family, to keep large sum of money in the open (as in not locked), and since they did not check on it frequently. Or did the friend cover for the girl by claiming it was him using it as allowance? So many details unknown...

10 school student, who participated in an organized theft, probably forcing the girl to be the one to dirty her hands. Were 10 people not taught on how theft is a moral crime? Or did the group consist of people, who were associated by the prime principle of dismissing law and ethics as inconvenient? This way, the theory of how a single Japanese school class could contain that many juvenile scum is evaded. Neither tried to stand up and report to the police strange transgressions in the fellow pupils morality? Something is not right, something is wrong...

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"An unknown man ased her to keep the money for him"

And the mom believed her and didn't call the police months ago? stupid

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And of those 10 classmates none of their family members noticed the sudden wealth of their kids or how they were living outside their means?

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That is quite a lot of money to steal from a living room, in a course of 2 months, unnoticed? Must be a rather wealthy family, to keep large sum of money in the open (as in not locked), and since they did not check on it frequently.

You would be surprised, there is literally billions of yen being held by the police after the tsunami in Tohoku, as the cash was found literally floating all over the place.

Many Japanese are loath to use banks and keep hoards of cash in their homes. Most legally, but many also hiding it from the tax collectors too!

And of those 10 classmates none of their family members noticed the sudden wealth of their kids or how they were living outside their means?

If you know anything about the average lives of a 3rd year JHS student or average HS student here in Japan, you would not be shocked at this really. Parents have little interaction with children of this age here. Not saying it's right, but it's true.

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Thievery is inexcusable 99% of the time. Leaving large sums of cash easily accessible is inexcusable 100% of the time, though that dies not justify anything being stolen.

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And the mom believed her and didn't call the police months ago? stupid

The mother found out mid-February and took the girl to the police the following day, according to the Japanese edition of Huffpost. The police are only now announcing the incident, presumably after completing their investigations. Not stupid at all.

If you want stupid, lookit the people who leave 10 million yen in cash lying around the house and don't notice it's missing for nearly two months, and even after they do notice, don't report it to the police for another week or so.

No one leaves stacks of cash lying around like that these days. Very dodgy.

https://www.huffingtonpost.jp/2018/04/16/junior-high-school-girl_a_23411925/

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kids these days start very early huh? If this kid dosen't get scared straight, she'll likely see this as an opportunity to make more yen or develop as a habit. I've known some of my highschool friends who have sticky fingers and they carried on this habit.

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The police have recovered around 7.9 million yen and are searching for the rest of the money.

Err... Good luck !

Must already have been spent in expensive clothes and handbags.

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of those 10 classmates none of their family members noticed the sudden wealth of their kids or how they were living outside their means?

They were saving the money to buy their first scooters so they can cause future noise pollution.

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What is the big deal of leaving a lot of cash around? Easier than going to the bank all the time.

Did the friend she visited hand it to her? Was she one of the ten?

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The only reason to keep money in a bank is to keep it from being stolen. Certainly there are no incentives from an interest rate point of view.

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What is the big deal of leaving a lot of cash around?

It's not secure and may be stolen. At least use a safe.

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Time to change up money designs to new notes and get the matteress money back into circulation

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In mid-February, the mother of the girl found a bag containing cash in the daughter's closet, but she told the mother that an unknown man had asked her to keep the money for him.

With an excuse like that its no wonder the mother took the girl to the police.

What I don't understand is how come the parents of the other students didn't notice what their kids were up to.

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I don’t have any money and don’t like locks. If I had money...dream...I would put under the tatami. Hate banks.

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No one leaves stacks of cash lying around like that these days.

Who keeps ¥10 million at home?

In Japan ? It's every other house in the street. Old people are used to keep cash, and if they lose sense of reality and start to believe a million is needed for a week of groceries... Like you call and say 'ore ore'...

if that family had had bitcoins laying around the table that girl would not have been able to steal them!

She would have stolen much more, and her mother would have never noticed.

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