Woman mistakenly detained over fraud for 19 days
NHK -- Sep 12
Police in southwestern Japan have admitted to having mistakenly arrested a young woman for fraud.

Police in Tokushima Prefecture in May arrested the 21-year-old woman at a vocational school in Toyota City, central Japan.

They alleged that she falsely posted on the Internet that she would sell tickets to a pop music concert and fraudulently accepted a wire transfer for some 370 dollars from a teenager in Tokushima.

But the accused woman, who was detained for 19 days, steadfastly denied the charges.

Police later learned that a 15-year-old female student in Kyoto had been posting such messages on the accused's account.

The falsely accused woman vented her anger to senior Tokushima police officials when they visited her home to apologize on Tuesday.

News source: NHK
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