Saitama prefectural police have arrested a 34-year-old man on suspicion of fraud after he conned a woman, whom he met via an online dating site, into giving him 6.35 million yen.
According to police, the suspect, Wataru Takeuchi, has a wife and children and lives in Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture. He works at Oriental Land Co, owner and operator of of Tokyo DisneyResort.
Police said that on Nov 13 last year, Takeuchi started dating the woman who is in her 40s after contacting her on a site for people looking for serious relationships that lead to marriage, Fuji TV reported. He told her he worked for an auto sales company. After getting to know the woman, he told her that it was his dream to attend a training school for pilots, but he did not have enough money, and that his company was about to go bankrupt. He convinced the woman to give him ¥6,350,000.
After getting the money, Takeuchi cut off contact with the woman and she reported the matter to police in Tokorozawa City.© Japan Today