Man suspected of swindling 20 women met on dating site
tokyoreporter.com -- Aug 08
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 35-year-old man who is suspected of swindling multiple women he met online, reports Fuji News Network (Aug. 7).

Last July and August, Atsushi Inamura, 35, allegedly defrauded one victim, a woman in her 30s living in Higashiyamato City, out of a total of 3.3 million yen.

“I’m going to buy a watch,” he falsely said. “Can you lend me the money. I’ll surely pay you back.” The suspect also collected an additional 4 million yen from her for the supposed purchase of a car.

Inamura admits to the allegations, the Higashiyamato Police Station said.

According to police, Imamura met the woman on a site for persons interested in konkatsu, or “marriage seeking” activities.

Imamura is believed to have used the same ruse to swindle roughly 20 women out of around 40 million yen.

婚活マッチングアプリで知り合った女性から現金330万円をだまし取ったとして、35歳の男が逮捕されました。  稲村淳司容疑者は去年7月から8月にかけて、婚活マッチングアプリで知り合った30代女性から複数回にわたって合わせて現金330万円をだまし取った疑いが持たれています。警視庁によりますと、女性は「いったん貸してもらえないかな」「腕時計購入に充てたい」などと稲村容疑者に話を持ち掛けられて金を渡していました。金はマンションを購入するためにためていたもので、女性はさらに車の購入資金として400万円をだまし取られたということです。稲村容疑者はこの他にも約20人から4000万円をだまし取ったとみられていて、警視庁が余罪についても調べています。
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