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Woman arrested after drugging dates with chocolate, robbing them

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By Casey Baseel. RocketNews24

Although online dating services allow you to peruse profiles of potential paramours from the comfort of your home, they can also be a prime opportunity for fraudsters who pray on the lonely. Last month, for example, we took a look at a ring of dating sites which claimed 2.7 million “users,” only one of whom turned out to be an actual female.

A man from northeastern Japan who joined a dating site actually got to go out with a real girl, and probably thought she was quite the catch, seeing as how she’s decades younger than him and a medical student. Regardless of whether he was looking for something serious or just a fun dinner out, we imagine he was having a great time right up until she drugged him right there in the restaurant and robbed him blind.

The unnamed man, a 52-year-old resident of Miyagino Ward in Sendai, met 23-year-old Midori Kohama through a dating site. After exchanging messages, Kohama, a sixth-year student at Tohoku Pharmaceutical University, agreed to meet the man for dinner at an izakaya restaurant in Sendai’s Aoba Ward on the night of June 24.

Izakaya tend to have pretty extensive menus of alcoholic beverages and small plates of food to accompany them. However, they usually don’t have much in the way of dessert, so Kohama was thoughtful/devious enough to prepare a batch of home-made chocolate, which she presented to the man during their meal and encouraged him to try right there.

The man partook of Kohama’s sweets, perhaps as an attempt to be extra-accommodating during their first meeting. Unfortunately for him, Kohama didn’t just put her skills as a cook into the chocolate, but her knowledge as a pharmacist, too, as she’d mixed in a generous dose of soporific drugs, or sleeping medicine. After the drugs took effect and the man passed out, Kohama relieved her date of the two ATM/credit cards he had in his wallet.

Police claim the student also stole 40,000 yen from the man, and arrested Kohama on July 16. Kohama has partially admitted to the charges, telling the authorities “I wanted money. There is no mistake in the accusation that I took the cards, but I don’t remember taking any cash.”

Police said this is the second time Kohama has been taken into custody in less than a month, as she was also arrested on June 26 on charges stemming from a nearly identical crime in Nagajo City in Miyagi Prefecture.

In that incident, a 55-year-old man who went out to dinner with Kohama after meeting her through a dating site says she drugged him with chocolate and took 25,000 yen in cash along with two credit cards. Police say that Kohama was able to surmise that the man’s birthdate, listed on the driver’s license also in his wallet, doubled as the cards’ PIN, and subsequently ran up roughly one million yen in charges.

Kohama was similarly unrepentant after her first arrest, saying: “I did it to punish perverted middle-aged men who let their money talk for them even though they’re that old…I did it to other men too. I wanted their money.”

Source: Sankei News

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Yep. She's crazy.

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I think she did it for the thrill... not because she needed the money.

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What a sicko. At least she did not rape them. That would havemade it wven worse.

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This woman has hugh grudge against men. It not the money she is after. It is total embarrass for the target that she is trying to achieve.

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Kohama was similarly unrepentant after her first arrest, saying: “I did it to punish perverted middle-aged men who let their money talk for them even though they’re that old…I did it to other men too. I wanted their money.”

That chip on her shoulder is an anvil.

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What dating site?

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A sixth-year med student? What the?

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Nothing perverted about wanting a woman. Men's you-know-what doesn't age the way their hairline does lol

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I love mature women myself, and if a younger woman asked me on a date I would never drug her. This woman has no shame.

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It was most likely the money she wanted. Stealing money and credit cards is all she did.

What would have happened if she had a dare with Bill Cosby?

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She's a sick puppy, with a grudge on her shoulder against men that's too big to understand on a site like this. In addition to needing psychological help, she needs some serious anger management help.

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Am I missing something? She was arrested less than a month earlier for theft (a substantial amount of money) and was just released by the J-Kops to commit the crime again? An the award for complete ineptness goes to...

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What a sicko. At least she did not rape them. That would havemade it wven worse.

Better. Would have made it better.

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I knew this happen often in South America but never in Japan.

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Sad that she felt she had to steal money from these hapless men. Had she been a little more creative and tolerant she could have gotten way more money as gifts just for going out with these desperate guys and wouldn't even need to sleep with them,

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So wanting to date a younger chic makes you a pervert, what does that make guys like Larry King? In any case, this girl is messed up in the head. A greedy little criminal skank. She probably made a date with a few cops and that is why she was out and about so quickly!

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This lady has some serious mental issues. Heaven help the guy who tries to "wife" her.

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This one put my heart in my mouth. As the father of a sixth year medical student at Tohoku University, I had to read this twice. I then realized that the suspect isn't one of my son's classmates (breathed a sigh of relief).

Furthermore, she's deceiving herself if she reckons there will be no blow back from these indiscretions. She might have some major issues trying to get her license.

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You have heard of death by chocolate. This is dearth by chocolate.

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Furthermore, she's deceiving herself if she reckons there will be no blow back from these indiscretions. She might have some major issues trying to get her license

I have known several people who were "book smart" and could do well in school and made it through medical/law school, only to be some of the most insane people you would ever meet. With her feelings about older men, can you imagine if she became a urologist and had to do those "men's exams" to men! Being able to feel empathy and compassion are key requirements to becoming a medical professional, something I don't think that this woman has.

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JoeintokyoJul. 20, 2015 - 09:27AM JST Am I missing something? She was arrested less than a month earlier for theft (a substantial amount of money) and was just released by the J-Kops to commit the crime again? An the award for complete ineptness goes to...

Normal ...

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I wish she had invited me. i have a pretty strong head for booze and sleeping tablets (misspent youth and adult insomnia) and so would have been fun to see. Maybe she would indeed have tried to "rape" me..... although doubt it. could be fun to "wake up" while she was rifling through my pockets though.

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Police said this is the second time Kohama has been taken into custody in less than a month, as she was also arrested on June 26 on charges stemming from a nearly identical crime in Nagajo City in Miyagi Prefecture.

She's never changed.

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What a sicko. At least she did not rape them. That would havemade it wven worse.

Better. Would have made it better.

The men would realize that: hey, the money that was stolen, we would've paid that much for an enjo-kosai, so it's all good.

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What a revolting woman. She just set out to humiliate these men, that was the only motive.

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Theres something very fishy here.If she was arrested for the first crime on June 26th why wasnt she in jail on July 16th when she committed the second crime.

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In USA Bill Cosby dated young girls and raped In Japan, a young girl dated old men, drugged and robbed.

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Police said this is the second time Kohama has been taken into custody in less than a month, as she was also arrested on June 26 on charges stemming from a nearly identical crime in Nagajo City in Miyagi Prefecture.

So drugging someone and stealing their money and ATM/credit cards plus withdrawing cash only gets a warning or is there more to this story.

Perhaps her background of being a medical student and future doctor/pharmacist led her dates to trusting her. I mean if a girl I meet for the first time suddenly breaks out homemade chocolates and insists I eat them, the warning bells would definitely go off. If I was sober that is....

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She will kill someone accidentally by drug over-dose. She is nut-case.

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skysurfer1000Jul. 20, 2015 - 11:26AM JST

Had she been a little more creative and tolerant she could have gotten way more money as gifts just for going out with these desperate guys and wouldn't even need to sleep with them,

100% agree. I think she's using the "revenge on old perverts" as an excuse. If she played her cards right, there are plenty of men who would gladly be led on only to pay for dinners, clothes, and accessories with no sex. Instead, she went for the quick pay-off.

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If she played her cards right, there are plenty of men who would gladly be led on only to pay for dinners, clothes, and accessories with no sex.

Pathetic old men, or other guy who would gladly be led on. NEVER buy a car, wheather used or new, without a proper test-drive. What's wrong with people? Oh the money grubbing gal is 23, man (what) 52-53ish. Who didn't see that coming?? Pathetic-

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I guess the writer means prey on the lonely.

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A poison Ivy on the loose. Why don't they give her a taste of her own medicine?

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Seems like the old men got the final say afterall as they all reported her conduct and now she's in jail

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There are many many more out there. Pray upon the weak and lonely..This girl really is a witch.

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“I did it to punish perverted middle-aged men who let their money talk for them even though they’re that old…I did it to other men too. I wanted their money.” - Kohama

Start looking for the bodies.

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