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Japan Post employee arrested for stealing ¥70 mil from post office safe

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Police in Saku, Nagano Prefecture, have arrested a Japan Post employee on suspicion of stealing 70 million yen from the post office where he worked.

According to police, Katsuaki Ishiyama entered the premises at around 2:40 a.m. on Saturday and stole the money from the post office safe, Fuji TV reported. Police were alerted by a security company after a silent alarm inside the safe was activated.

Ishiyama was later identified by surveillance camera footage and arrested near his residence in Nagano City late on Saturday night.

Police said Ishiyama has admitted to the charge. He had worked at the post office as a teller since April and was apparently unaware of the silent alarm in the safe, police said.

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Katsuaki Ishiyama entered the premises at around 2:40 a.m. on Saturday and stole the money from the post office safe, Fuji TV reported. Police were alerted by a security company after a silent alarm inside the safe was activated.

Not a rocket scientist, I can see that...

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A teller since only April and new the safe combination? Man, this boy must have been a real charmer to get the boss to confide in him the safe number and to give him a pass into the post office back doors, office doors besides the safe.

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I know Saku and Komoro. Made paintings there.

Not very bright to think he could get away with his crime.

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He should have had a boat standing by...

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Even if he didn't know about the silent alarm, did it not occur to him that once they discovered the money was missing, they would be checking the security cameras? What a maroon.

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Japan Post employee arrested for stealing ¥70 mil from post office safe

Now he'll lose post if convicted. It was foolish of him to do such a thing.  :‑(

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What a maroon

You said it.

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like there are no surveillance cameras or alarms in a company safe room? come on dude

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2:40 a.m. on Saturday....drunk and can,t remember.

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wow he may be famous at youtube soon

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Why was there so much money in the safe?

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Why was there so much money in the safe?

If not mistaken, some (most?) post offices can also function as banks which a lot of foreigners use when they first come to Japan on work visa's. It's very difficult for a non-Citizen to open a bank account in Japan.

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