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In-debt fireman lies about theft to police

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Police filed charges against the manager of a fire brigade in Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture, on Wednesday after the man reportedly lied to authorities and told them he had been robbed.

Fire department section manager Toshihiro Yamada, 54, reportedly borrowed 700,000 yen from an acquaintance with the intention of paying it back with his bonus. On June 30, after the summer bonus was deposited into Yamada's account, he called police and told them that he was robbed of an envelope containing 490,000 yen and his mobile phone when he was at the bank that morning.

After the incident, the Sakai fire department said they discovered the "lost" mobile phone in Yamada's car and reported it to police. Yamada told police that he was upset to have his entire bonus disappear all at once.

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it's naughty to tell a fib

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Well, if his pants are on fire he probably knows what to do.

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If he is married, I would not like to be in his shoes... He has some serious explaining to do.. Ouch :)

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so........did he, or did he not get robbed?

The answer to that can be derived from the last two sentences.

He likely used the 70man for something he thought his next of kin were better to be left unaware of. However, when bonus time came around, he was faced with the same problem, explaining where the bonus went, so he came up with the idea of "being robbed".

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And, even if he really did get robbed, who does he expect to pay him back? The police? The bank? His acquaintance? Badly thought out scam!

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so........did he, or did he not get robbed?

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