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Caregiver arrested for stealing Y6 million from dementia patient's bank account

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Police in Tokyo have arrested a caregiver for withdrawing 6 million yen, without authorization, from the bank account of a woman with dementia.

According to police, Hiroki Yamazaki, 35, is accused of stealing the money from his 82-year-old dementia patient's bank account in October 2015, falsely claiming at the bank in Katsushika Ward, that the woman had lost her cash card, Fuji TV reported Friday.

The family of the woman, who resides in a facility for dementia patients, contacted police in February after discovering that 1.5 million yen was missing from her bank account.

Yamazaki has been looking after the woman and has admitted to the theft. He was quoted by police as saying he thought she would not find out about his crime due to her dementia.

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Yamazaki has been looking after the woman and has admitted to the theft. He was quoted by police as saying he thought she would not find out about his crime due to her dementia.

Didn't count on the family keeping an eye on their inheritance.

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Should charge the bank as well.

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Lock the Scumbag up throw away the key what a low act to take advantage of this poor lady.

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he deserves life for this

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There's a special place in hell for people like this.

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How dare the caregiver preyed on the weakness of the dementia patient! He doesn't even deserve to be called a human being.

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Caregiver/money taker lock him up

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sad to see the ugly side of people

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Unbelievable!

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People who rip off seniors and people suffering from dementia or mental illness should get particularly harsh sentences. They are parasites who rip off others.

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For some reason the word 'seppuku' popped into my head...

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The bank is at fault too. Rediculous.

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There's a special place in hell for people like this.

I came to say the same, thing, badman.

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