Deaf married couple arrested for fraud in Kagawa Prefecture

January 24, 2012

By January 23, the Takamatsu East Police Station arrested a Deaf couple, Sato Kiyoto (65) and his wife Sato Geraldine Mendoza (41) of the Philippines nationality who reside in Kimitsu-shi, Chiba Prefecture, as suspected for fraud.

They conspired plot with the part employee woman (59) from Takamatsu-shi, whom they have become acquainted with through chat on the Internet. Kiyoto said to her on video chat that he needed money to pay for medical treatment, and let her 800,000 yen transfer to his bank account.

According to the police station, the couple denied suspicion, saying that he planned to pay money and that it was only prolonging."

Japanese source:
http://www.shikoku-np.co.jp/kagawa_news/social/20120124000155

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