Police said Wednesday that a woman in Kawasaki has been defrauded of 45 million yen by a man posing as her nephew.
According to police, at around 9 a.m. on Tuesday, the man called the woman, who is in her 70s, and pretended to be her nephew. TV Asahi reported that he claimed he had accidentally left a check worth 45 million yen in a convenience store toilet and asked her to replace the money. The victim reportedly took the 21 million yen she kept at home, withdrew 24 million from a bank account and handed the cash to a man dressed in a suit who met her at a convenience store car park.
A short time later, the woman's son telephoned her nephew to confirm the story, at which point the deception was discovered.© Japan Today