Police said Wednesday they have arrested a 38-year-old woman in Tokyo's Edogawa Ward for counterfeiting after she allegedly made photocopies of 10,000 yen bills using a home color printer.
According to a report on Fuji TV, the woman, who has been identified as Rika Miura, is accused of making 69 copies of the notes and passing them on to a male acquaintance. Miura was quoted by police as saying she was heavily in debt to the man and forged some bills to give him because she was broke. Fuji TV reported that the man tried to deposit the money into his bank account, but the notes were rejected by the ATM.
Police said that although Miura claims to have forged the notes in order to pay off a debt, they have discovered that 14 bogus bills with the same serial number were used in six different locations.© Japan Today