14-year-old girl nabbed for alleged theft of Y10 million
Japan Today -- Apr 17
A 14-year-old girl has been arrested on suspicion of stealing 10 million yen in cash from a friend's house, according to police.

The girl, a third-year junior high school student in Tokyo, was arrested Sunday for allegedly stealing the money from the living room of the house of a former elementary school classmate during frequent visits between early January and Feb 27.

She has admitted to the allegation and said the money was shared among some 10 classmates at her junior high school. Up to 1 million yen was distributed to each of them, according to the police.

The girl told the police she felt left out of her classmates' friendship circle and suffered stress, an investigative source said.

The police have recovered around 7.9 million yen and are searching for the rest of the money.

東京都江東区に住む14歳の少女が元同級生の自宅から約1千万円を盗み、窃盗の疑いで16日までに逮捕された。盗んだ金は同級生に配っていたという。

News sources: Japan Today, TomoNews Japan
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