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High school girl arrested over Arashi concert ticket fraud

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A 17-year-old high school girl has been arrested for swindling fans of all-male pop group Arashi out of more than 300,000 by lying on Twitter that she would sell concert tickets.

Police said the girl, who lives in Chiba Prefecture, tweeted that she would sell tickets for Arashi's concert last September for 25,000 yen per ticket on Twitter. TV Asahi reported that she conned an 18-year-old girl out of 50,000 yen for two tickets.

The suspect has admitted to swindling 14 people out of more than 300,000 yen in the same way.

The girl told police she is a big Arashi fan and used the money she swindled to buy concert tickets on an Internet auction site.

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That little scammer!

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Of course..only a slap on the wrist.

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It could have been worse: She could have been selling real tickets to see Arashi..

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big fan ??? ... damn im not that crazy

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Is she and/or her family going to pay back all of the money she stole?

Of couse not for she is a minor and they will do nothing to the parents for raising such a corrupt child.

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Ah, the youth of today! I'm not sure who is the biggest idiot. The girl that thought she could get away with selling them or the fools that bought them. However, I tend to go in favor of the initiative the girl showed to sell them. Those that bought them are just gullible twits!

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Lets just say that is the most expensive ticket her parents will ever pay for

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@MokiDugway

It could have been worse: She could have been selling real tickets to see Arashi..

ROFL!!!!!

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A sucker is born every minute......

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The girl told police she is a big Arashi fan and used the money she swindled to buy concert tickets on an Internet auction site.

Hold on a second, why was she buying tickets (note the multiple)? If she intended, in good faith, to buy cheaper tickets on an internet auction site and pass those on to people buying tickets from her then ... what's the problem? I mean it doesn't say she claimed to be an authorised seller or anything, just that she "would sell tickets". I don't see a con here, just a young entrepreneur trying to make a profit by doing some leg-work on an auction site and passing the tickets on.

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You'd have to pay me that amount to watch these 'musical tarentos'.

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Thank you Japantoday for pointing out that Arashi is all male. I wouldnt have guessed.

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You'd have to pay me that amount to watch these 'musical tarentos'.

Don't hold your breath.

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< Frungy i think youre right in japan they think anything is a crime hope they dont arest me for the comment

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Frungy's got a point, it looks like she could have been sort of 'shorting' to keep the difference but perhaps didn't have the chance to pass the tickets on before she was arrested for having entrepreneurial spirit. And if she was scamming people, they deserved it for throwing cash moneyz at random people on twitter without hesitation.

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If she intended, in good faith, to buy cheaper tickets on an internet auction site and pass those on to people buying tickets from her then

Evidently, she had no intention of doing any such thing. She never planned on selling any tickets to anyone according to her own confession to the police. She told the police that she accepted money from other people with the intention of deceiving them and used it to buy tickets that she used herself.

http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/videonews/nnn?a=20140213-00000033-nnn-soci

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Where you see crime, I see entrepreneur. Still ... what's an Arashi?

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Where you see crime, I see entrepreneur.

The girl took money with the agreement that she would provide tickets that she never intended to provide. Then she took the money and spent it on herself. That is a crime.

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slumdogFeb. 18, 2014 - 06:27AM JST

Where you see crime, I see entrepreneur.

The girl took money with the agreement that she would provide tickets that she never intended to provide. Then she took the money and spent it on herself. That is a crime.

Do you have any proof to support your position? Perhaps the JT article is missing some facts? Because it doesn't say she didn't intend to provide the tickets, nor that she took the money and spent it on herself, in this article. In fact it is remarkably vague on precisely what her crime actually was.

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Do you have any proof to support your position?

Yes, the link I provided above. I get the feeling you read did not read it before responding. Correct? It is still up there. Have a look.

Perhaps the JT article is missing some facts?

It was. The additional facts are in my link. That was the point of my post above.

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Slumdog. Fair enough, I didn't see the article link earlier, just your latest comment. My bad. You are quite correct. The JT article was missing a LOT of relevant information.

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No, problem! To be fair, it wasn't really my 'position'. I just happened to read the story and thought I would share.

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