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Siblings arrested for corpse abandonment also face pension fraud charge

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Two brothers who have been arrested for abandoning their mother’s body at their home in Yurihonji City, Akita Prefecture, are also suspected of fraudulently receiving their mother’s pension payments. 

According to police, Susumu Kikuchi, 53, who is unemployed, and his brother Akira Kikuchi, 51, a company employee, were arrested on Thursday, Sankei Shimbun reported. The two have been living together since last December when their 78-year-old mother, Yukiko, died. However, they failed to report her death and left the corpse in the house.

An employee a local elderly care management center contacted police on Wednesday, saying that the center hadn’t heard from Yukiko since last December. When police visited the Kikuchi residence, they found Yukiko’s remains.

Police said pension payments to Yukiko had been continuing and believe the brothers were pocketing the money.

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Disgusting people. No respect or love for their mother.

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Damn. That pension money is like crack cocaine to Susumu Kikuchi, 53, who is unemployed, and his brother Akira Kikuchi, 51, a company employee.

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Why can't social workers simply call the house and ask to speak to the person, and say that benefits will be suspended if they don't hear back w/in 24 hrs, or receive a number where the person can be reached?

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Imagine collecting your mother's money while her corpse is rotting in her deathbed. If they ever bothered to put her there.

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Only in Japan

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Siblings arrested for corpse abandonment also face pension fraud charge

Sssssooooo many of these types of cases in japan.

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Disgusting people. No respect or love for their mother.

They loved her pension much more.

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wraitherAug. 28  06:45 pm JST

Imagine collecting your mother's money while her corpse is rotting in her deathbed. If they ever bothered to put her there.

Totally without heart. You might think the presence of the corpse would haunt them, indicate to them of their wrongdoing. And if that doesn't then what about the stench?

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I would not be at all surprised if they had a hand in her death as well.

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Absolutely disgusting parasitic children!

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