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Osaka cop held on suspicion of forging police ID

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An Osaka police officer has been arrested on suspicion of forging a police identification card and selling the forgery for 150,000 yen.

The 53-year-old officer apparently made the forgery for a friend in 2009, TV Asahi reported Thursday. The identification wound up at a police goods surplus store, but the store owner will not face charges, police say.

The officer is under suspicion of selling other forged identifications, as well as his uniform and hat on an online auction.

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The officer is under suspicion of selling other forged identifications, as well as his uniform and hat on an online auction.

missing both quantity and quality of job !

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name and shame as this is serious.

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JPolice FTW again..../sarcasm

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And this cop is 53-year-old. Wow. Imagine someone stops you on the street or pops around your home pulling out a fake police ID. Many will be unaware and just listen and follow what the fake cop says. Who knows what can happen! This officer needs to be punished the the fullest extent!!!!

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What did he wear to his job? Pajamas?

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These guys stopped pulling me over for my card out jogging a little while ago...when I told them to * slackers.

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Wonder what the point was. In the states, forged IDs are used by: minors for purchasing liquor (Fogell, anyone?) or getting into clubs illegal immigrants for jobs or to drive criminals to make purchases using stolen credit cards or for other scamming activities among other things...

Did the officer's friend want to impress or scare someone?

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Wonder what the point was. In the states, forged IDs are used by: 1)minors for purchasing liquor (Fogell, anyone?) or getting into clubs 2)illegal immigrants for jobs or to drive 3)criminals to make purchases using stolen credit cards or for other scamming activities among other things...

Did the officer's friend want to impress or scare someone?

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Osaka again!

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Osaka again!

No, Police again?!

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Osaka again! hell yeah!

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Yakuza and cops have a long history of payroll employees

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Next time I get carded on the streets I'm gonna call the cops out as fake and keep on pedalling!

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Osaka again baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We love it here!!! You gotta watch your back in the BIG city boy!!!

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None of you seem to really appreciate how serious this is, except for SouthSakai.

Japan has plain clothes police going around in totally unmarked cars. Even their license plates are completely usual. The only thing they have for identification is this ID. I have been hassled by plain clothes cops before. Its no fun. And the biggest reason is because the whole time you are wondering if these guys are for real, and if not, what is going to happen?

I see people pulled over on the highway all the time by plain cars. All they have is a flashing light on their dashboard that you can buy at any auto shop and maybe a PA system hidden under the hood, and possibly, a forged ID. It makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck because I wonder if I am seeing a speeder get busted or am I seeing a kidnapping/rape/murder in progress. I have no way to know and I drive on, fighting the urge to pull over, get the facts and take some pictures. But if I do I know that 99 percent of the time I will just be a gaijin hassling the neo-kempeitai and that won't be good for me or my family.

When all you need is an ID and some baubles to be a real cop, then all you need is a fake ID and some baubles to wield tremendous power. The whole idea of plain clothes cops should be abandoned, and this cop should be looking a life sentence. There is no telling what has happened to people because of him.

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Another idiot. Police salary is not enough for you?

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