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.© Japan Today