A middle school vice principle in Tosa, Kochi Prefecture, has been arrested on suspicion of having taken 150,000 yen that had been withdrawn but forgotten by a 45-year-old woman just moments before at a bank ATM.
Eiji Tanaka, 49, was recorded picking up the forgotten cash by security cameras installed in the ATM vestibule at 6:45 p.m. on June 15.
Upon his arrest, Tanaka is reported to have denied any wrongdoing, asserting that he fully intended to hand the money in to the authorities and had not taken to the money with the intention of using it.
Under most circumstances we’d be inclined to scoff at such a futile excuse for an alibi, but the fact that Tanaka’s arrest by police came just hours after the removal of the money from beside the ATM could well suggest that his intentions were pure, and that perhaps the police were a little too efficient on this occasion?
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