A 54-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and theft after she misused the cash card of an acquaintance who was in hospital.
According to police, Hiromi Kato, a part-time worker, took a cash card from a 69-year-old friend when she became ill and was hospitalized in February 2014, Sankei Shimbun reported. On at least 120 occasions until last November, Kato withdrew a total of 57 million yen from her acquaintance's bank account without her consent and used the money to renovate her own house, buy a car and go on trips.
The woman was released from hospital last November. Police said that when she requested her cash card back last December, Kato tried to kill her by choking her with an electric cord and slashing her with a knife at her home, in order to avoid detection of her crime.© Japan Today