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Sergeant arrested for stealing cash from police station

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A police sergeant has been arrested for allegedly stealing money from a police station in Oji, Tokyo.

The 34-year-old officer, a sergeant in the Community Safety Department, is suspected of having stolen around 240,000 yen from a locker in the station. The money was given to the station by a voluntary group working to reduce juvenile crime, TV Asahi reported.

According to police, the amount of money in the locker decreased three times since October last year at intervals that coincided with the sergeant's shifts. When questioned by his superiors about the correlation, he reportedly confessed to having stolen the money.

The sergeant was quoted as saying he used the money to pay back some of his debts and for playing pachinko, TV Asahi reported.

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At least he didn't shake down the merchants and motorists

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He must have used it to play pachinko and pay back loans. Hope the police send papers relating to the case to public prosecutors.

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What a Role Model this Yardbird is!! Give him the Boot AND No Pension!

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pachinko is the devil! lol

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The money was given to the station by a voluntary group working to reduce juvenile crime

Oh, the irony.

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**Amazing to see one who is supposed to prevent stelling ???

Yen Yen Japan Live News

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A good honest cop doing a good honest job.

He confessed he must be honest !

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He forgot to mention all those trips to Soapland...

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There was a story exactly like this last year. Stealing money given to the station by a volunteer group to reduce crime to play Pachinko among other things?? lol. how low can u go? Crooked Japanese cops making the headlines again.

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It makes no sense to support the police, and in general the authorities or the law enforcement and expect them to do their duties except harassing motorists and little men. You'd better reduce crime by yourself i.e. defend yourself, for they (police) not only steal the money but they wouldn't protect you anyway.

So, just take care of yourself, but if you should be able to defend yourself against criminal attacks, be sure to flee the scene as fast as you can, because you are obviously not a criminal, you are easy and can be sure if you succeed and survive they will be there in no time, arrest, interrogate and drag you to the court.

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Exactly, Munya, I will never ever ever donate any money to police or government, who swear to protect my rights but then low and behold they are corrupt and will just as soon take away my rights with force. FTP

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@The Munya Times So, just take care of yourself, but if you should be able to defend yourself against criminal attacks, be sure to flee the scene as fast as you can, because you are obviously not a criminal, you are easy and can be sure if you succeed and survive they will be there in no time, arrest, interrogate and drag you to the court. This is %100 true! All would be tourist need to take note of this INFO before coming here!

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I wonder if he had plan to return the money if he won big playing Pachinko.

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To paraphrase Socrates, "Who will police the police?

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Sorry, should have been: To paraphrase Juvenal, "Who will police the police?

From his Satires (Satire VI, lines 347–8). Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Who will guard the guards?

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Surely he was only using the mony for research.

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While this is indeed frustrating to hear, the good is that it WAS reported and not just covered up by the force, which could easily have happened. They must know what will look like to the public, so kudos for the rest of the force for bringing it to the public's attention. It's so sad to see that one bad apple destroys the reputation of the bunch.

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I still think JT should change the 'Crime' section of the site to 'J-Police/Crime', but they never listen. Ah well. Tomorrow's shoe-mirror or panty stealing officer report is not likely to sway them either. A cop here stealing money to fund his pachinko habit? no surprise.

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A good honest cop doing a good honest job.

He confessed he must be honest Yeah?

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smith:

I still think JT should change the 'Crime' section of the site to 'J-Police/Crime

The Japanese police certainly do merit their won subsection under crime!

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won -> own

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Decreased three times since October?

It takes that long to catch a keystone by the keystones? They knew it was disappearing, yet they didn't put cameras out? What if the Sgt. played the Deny, Deny, Deny role....then what?

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Why is it that when cops get caught, their names are not published?

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How's the dumber... The cop or the people handing cash to cops?

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Typo above - should be Who's not How's :)

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Couple of things...

Why is donated money put in a "locker" that apparently is never locked? Anybody ever heard of "banks"?

"Community Safety Department"? Doesn't that "department" include the entire police force?

It takes that long to catch a keystone by the keystones? They knew it was disappearing, yet they didn't put cameras out? What if the Sgt. played the Deny, Deny, Deny role....then what?

If the "locker" was where people got dressed, putting hidden cameras there would result in a different "Crime" article being written. After three thefts, the number of possible suspects was reduced to where they could make a good guess as to who the perp was.

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The locker is not so secure dispite all the arrest but a direct deposit account for whatever purpose designated.

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loser

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The Bad Rieutenant

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