Police in Miyagi Prefecture on May 21 arrested a woman on swindling charges after the cashier at a local store erroneously handed her an extra 45,000 yen in change. The woman is denying the charges, claiming that she simply “didn’t notice” the large amount of cash she received in the transaction.
The incident occurred on March 25 at a convenience store in Ishinomaki City while a 47-year-old company employee was making a large payment related to her mobile phone. Local police state that the bill came to approximately 102,000 yen, which the woman paid for using 105,000 yen in cash.
The cashier subsequently made an error while inputting that amount into the machine, and in place of receiving the correct 3,000 yen in change, the woman was handed 48,000 yen instead. She then left the store without saying anything.
The woman is currently denying the charges, saying that she merely “didn’t notice” the extra cash.
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