Tokyo Metro says one of its new employees, a 21-year-old woman, has admitted to stealing lost-and-found items containing about 150,000 yen. The subway operator said it is preparing to file a criminal complaint against the woman who joined the company in April.
According to Tokyo Metro, the woman was assigned to Kinshicho Station on the Hanzomon line in July. She is accused of stealing lost-and-found items on two occasions -- on Sept 1 and Sept 26, Fuji TV reported. The stolen items included a bag containing 80,000 yen and a sealed envelope containing 70,000 yen.
The woman was quoted by company officials as saying she needed the money for living expenses. She was questioned by company officials after security camera footage showed her acting suspiciously in the lost-and-found section.© Japan Today