Ex-Mitsui employee suspected in Y170 million embezzlement
tokyoreporter.com -- Nov 11
Miyagi Prefectural Police have arrested a former employee of a subsidiary of trading company Mitsui & Co. in Sendai who is suspected in the embezzlement of nearly 200 million yen, reports the Sankei Shimbun

On 18 occasions over a four-month period ending in July of 2015, Katsura Kitamura, the 49-year-old former employee at Mitsui Bussan Plant System, allegedly sold about 10 million yen in revenue stamps to a ticket shop for roughly 9.6 million yen in cash.

An internal investigation conducted in the summer of last year resulted in the discovery of the misappropriated funds. Kitamura, who has been accused of corporate embezzlement, admits to the allegations, the Sendai Chuo Police Station said.

According to police, Kitamura is believed to have sold about 170 million yen in revenue stamps to the shop through last year.

三井物産の子会社の元従業員の女が収入印紙約1000万円分を横領した疑いで逮捕されました。被害は3億円に上る可能性があります。 逮捕されたのは三井物産プラントシステム東北支社の元事務職員・北村かつら容疑者(49)です。
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