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Ex-police officer gets suspended sentence for stealing cash from house damaged by fire

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A 39-year-old former police officer in Yachiyo, Chiba Prefecture, has been given a suspended sentence after being found guilty of stealing cash from a house damaged by fire while he was inspecting the scene.

According to the ruling handed down by the Chiba District Court on Thursday,Takashi Misono, a former police sergeant, stole 358,000 yen in a bag from a house that was partially destroyed by fire on Sept 6, 2020, Kyodo News reported. The court sentenced Misono to two years in prison, suspended for five years.

Misono admitted stealing the money from the house in Kamagaya where he was assigned at the time. He was one of several police and firefighters inspecting the damage to the house.

Police said the owner of the house told them he assumed the money had been destroyed in the fire.

The case came to light in December when Misono was arrested on suspicion of using his smartphone camera to take voyeuristic videos of women. When prefectural police searched his residence, they found the bag of cash taken from the house. Some of the money was burnt.

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Looking forward to the followup reports on convicted Takashi Misono:

has he been released for time served;

a bag of money, some burnt” was found. All ¥358000 recovered and returned to the victim or just some?

Plus:

What’s the disposition of his video voyeurism cases;

are those women now safe, identified, notified and called to testify?

11 ( +15 / -4 )

So he is thief and also a pervert?

8 ( +15 / -7 )

No wonder public trust of Japan’s authorities and courts are at an all time low. Police (and firemen) stealing from victims of tragedies and then getting suspended sentences.

Mar 12, 2022: https://japantoday.com/category/crime/firefighter-arrested-for-stealing-¥200-000-from-burning-house
6 ( +17 / -11 )

Geez i know people who have been locked up for less here.

5 ( +9 / -4 )

"only in Japan."

I wish - no so. Sadly Police in every country are becoming more and more corrupt.

5 ( +7 / -2 )

Only a suspended sentence... Surely when those PAID by our tax money to protect us and keep us safe are the ones doing the opposite they deserve some jail time.

3 ( +9 / -6 )

A suspended sentence?

Really???

3 ( +4 / -1 )

The case came to light in December when Misono was arrested on suspicion of using his smartphone camera to take voyeuristic videos of women.

Instead of being held to a higher standard as a salaried, pensioned public servant; for the twin crimes of voyeur videos and filching cash in the course of his duties...suspended sentence because the court trusts he won't offend again?!!

Japanese cops have it easy with low street crime and a cozy relationship with organized crime. To be fair American police have a harder time of it, but are also rarely held to task for shooting people and dogs egregiously and abuse of asset seizure.

Police need to be held to a higher standard, not lower, than the populace.

1 ( +10 / -9 )

They need to suspend the court. Totally useless.

1 ( +4 / -3 )

I always wonder what keeps police from taking cash from houses when people die. I would imagine people usually all hide it in the same places. Seems that would be difficult to stop.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Good old Japan and the suspended sentences. I know we'd all get a suspended sentence for stealing money, though, so I guess it's only fair.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

The case came to light in December when Misono was arrested on suspicion of using his smartphone camera to take voyeuristic videos of women. When prefectural police searched his residence, they found the bag of cash taken from the house. Some of the money was burnt.

When ya have low morals, ya have low morals everywhere

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

Misono sounds like a very useful human…….

Whoever hired him should also be put in jail.

-3 ( +6 / -9 )

Japanese justice at it's best, yet again.

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

They need to suspend the court. Totally useless.

The judges must be imbeciles.

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

Japans finest in action! “To protect and serve themselves!”

-6 ( +6 / -12 )

only in Japan."

I wish - no so. Sadly Police in every country are becoming more and more corrupt.

No they are not.

-6 ( +2 / -8 )

Haha the hentai money stealing police man, only in Japan.

-8 ( +8 / -16 )

Japanese cops have it easy with low street crime and a cozy relationship with organized crime. 

yup

-9 ( +8 / -17 )

Japan sure is mind-blowing. In this kancho culture anything can happen.

https://youtu.be/eb1DPn5TCT0

-12 ( +3 / -15 )

Japanese cops have it easy with low street crime and a cozy relationship with organized crime. 

that is where the problem starts. They drive round in brand new luxury cars with nothing to do all day.

I hope he enjoys the rest of his in life in his fluorescent blue traffic control jacket, holding his orange stick, in the rain and snow, working outside a construction site for ¥800 an hour.

-13 ( +5 / -18 )

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