Schoolgirl Swindler Busted for Duping 18 of $500


The lovable little girl who used her sob story about needing cash to get to her sick grandfather’s sickbed to such great effect has been arrested after swindling some $500 out of the nearly 30 people she approached.

Nagasaki University was previously reported as warning their students about the girl’s antics and they subsequently took the matter to police.

Police subsequently took a 12-year-old girl (actually a middle-schooler, not an elementary schooler as was first reported) into custody for juvenile delinquency, accusing her of fraud.

According to police, she loitered about Nagasaki’s Peace Park approaching people with her story about needing to “borrow” money for the taxi fare she was desperate for in order to reach her sick grandpa in a local hospital – in the case she was reported for, she duped a 23-year-old female student out of ¥3,000.

However, her swindling spree did not end there – in total she approached 29 people for cash, successfully gulling 18 of them out of sums ranging from a miserly ¥120 to an enjo-level ¥5,000.

In total, her scheme netted at impressive ¥43,280.

There is a certain amount of concern that the girl is likely to be turning her attention to another criminal trade now she has been stripped of this profitable little gambit:

“She barely got into middle school and she’s already in custody…”

“At 12 she’s already at her life’s crossroads.”

“I’d have gone with her, to make sure she was OK.”

“People who abuse the kindness of others like this are despicable!”

“It’s hard to think she’d have the guts to do this on her own like that – sounds more like she was bullied into doing it.”

“Over here in Tokyo you’d probably be arrested for attempted kidnapping if you offered to take her there…”

“It seems she mostly hit female students and schoolgirls. She didn’t approach perverted gentlemen such as ourselves.”

“One guess as to what she’ll be doing for cash next.”

“The little fraudster should have taken a page from that 13-year-old soap girl‘s book!”

“Pretty shrewd kid if she cooked it up herself.”

“This is what you get if you don’t let middle schoolers work.”

“The one who paid 120 haggled her down well. I guess they offered her the child’s fare for the bus or train ride home…”

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    Comment by Anonymous
    21:27 19/04/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    At least the police didn't do something stupid such as hunting down the people who talked and gave money to her under the pretense of 'child protection'.

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    Comment by ArrowInTheKnee
    23:25 19/04/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Selling your body = A warning, min. ¥5000 per job
    Selling a sob story = Arrested for juvenile delinquency, max. ¥5000 per job

    Clearly now she should know which one is a much better courier choice

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:18 20/04/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Orly? So is it fedex, UPS or DHL?

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    Comment by HouseLife
    14:44 20/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's not grammar... that's basic spelling and vocabulary. Go figure that yet again most people who use the term 'Grammar Nazi" don't even understand its use in the correct context. It would be funny in its irony if it weren't so sad.

    I can't stand that people no longer call people who can't spell or write what they are anymore: stupid.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:55 20/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    run for your lives, the grammar nazis are coming

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    Comment by KingFisher
    03:59 20/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Haha, looking at that makes me realize how backwards that is.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:58 20/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    At least there was... some fun for the other party?

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:02 20/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    maybe they were women?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:55 20/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    maybe it was just not in Osaka

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:41 20/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, this incident happened in Nagasaki.

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    Comment by Gradius
    03:59 20/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    12yo is FAR from child anymore.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:53 20/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    they used to get married in that age once uppon a time

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    Comment by Satonaka
    15:16 23/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    good times? :O

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:15 19/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Soon, when they got spare time

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    Comment by Minru
    20:33 19/04/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    They have high unemployment. If there are not enough jobs for adults and high schoolers then middle schoolers need to be creative!

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:57 19/04/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Her career : sob for money (12) > Enjo Kousai (13?) > AV idol (16?) > whats next?

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:15 19/04/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I'd tack on Soapland and etc. next.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:59 20/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    *cough* AKB48 *cough*

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:08 19/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    Bitches and whores.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    21:39 19/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Awww, she got caught by police :(, i was hoping she would get caught my rapist and turned into sex slave or something, but now it's just boring jail

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    Comment by Pyrus
    11:01 20/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    They have reform schools in Japan?

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:06 19/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    >boring jail
    you need to read more rape doujins

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    Comment by uber phallas
    21:36 19/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I want to see an anime with her and the soap girl as the main characters...

    "Based on TRUE events, if victims happens to resemble you, it is not a coincidence."

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    Comment by cpc65
    06:56 20/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    She's lucky some creepy old man didn't offer to give her "a ride to the hospital". Then you'd have a missing persons case.

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    Comment by Cy
    21:05 19/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    ...Soooo what was her motive? What was she going to use the cash for?

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    Comment by Pyrus
    11:03 20/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pick a fad. Any fad.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:25 20/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    have vagina, will cry

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:45 23/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    HAHAHA it amazes me how these kind of antics can still work these days, I guess anyone will be willing to do almost anything for a "innocent" cute looking 12 year old girl............. I'm surprised no one asked her to be a sex toy for a bit and THEN they give her money.... or maybe it did happen but just no in official records ;)

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:31 20/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    for the person(s) interested in the statue (via wikipedia):
    Established in 1955, and near to the hypocentre of the explosion, remnants of a concrete wall of Urakami Cathedral can still be seen. Urakami Cathedral was the grandest church in east Asia at the time. At the park's north end is the 10-meter-tall Peace Statue created by sculptor Seibou Kitamura of Nagasaki Prefecture. The statue's right hand points to the threat of nuclear weapons while the extended left hand symbolizes eternal peace. The mild face symbolizes divine grace and the gently closed eyes offer a prayer for the repose of the bomb victims' souls. The folded right leg and extended left leg signify both meditation and the initiative to stand up and rescue the people of the world. Installed in front of the statue is a black marble vault containing the names of the atomic bomb victims and survivors who died in subsequent years.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:52 20/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    hey, thanks. the first thing I saw from the news was the image, so I thought it had something to do with the statue. lol

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    Comment by Gradius
    03:58 20/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sentence: gangbang!

    Avatar of Shizu's Waki Obsessor: MaidNiac
    21:39 19/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    This girls is going to sign a contract and be a Puella Magica soon..

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:10 20/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I seriously have no sympathy for those who have hopes for the 3D realm.

    Avatar of Ore wa seitei Souther!! Nanto rokusei no teiho![Takemaru]
    22:06 19/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Whom does that statue depict on the picture?

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:40 20/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Someone who is not like us.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:50 20/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't know, but he's either directing traffic or signalling a penalty.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:49 19/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wonder if it's Ishihara..

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    Comment by Rene
    21:27 19/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0) grow up and learn the world so fast.

    That aside, who the fuck is the bleeding heart that gave her 5,000?

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    Comment by Pyrus
    11:04 20/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    No one person did. She got it hittin' multiple people up for money over several days.

    Comment by Anonymous

    You know..if people are *that* stupid, they deserve to be fooled. Sure, it's not exactly nice of her but the fault lies with the idiots.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:38 19/04/2012 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    Whoever downvoted this, come on out into the open and explain yourself you little coward.

    Yes you heard me.

    Or is your penis that small that you've never learned to express yourself?

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:47 19/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    now people are picking a fight because of a downvote..... ahahahah i cant hold it anymore!

    ps: no i am not that anon you are searching for

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:59 20/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    >Actually, that has been going on since that brain-dead, good-for-nothing voting system was reestablished.

    >I dare say that Sankaku was a much better place without it. Because it only gets abused by infantile name-fags.

    What the fuck are you smoking, bro?
    It actually make Sankaku a better place.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Actually, that has been going on since that brain-dead, good-for-nothing voting system was reestablished.

    I dare say that Sankaku was a much better place without it. Because it only gets abused by infantile name-fags.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:12 20/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I'm not either but I'll say that it's wrong to think someone should be punished for having sympathy or trying to be kind. It's like saying that those guys who are arrested for things like helping lost children deserved to be arrested because they didn't think to abandon them. For a society to work we need to be able to COOPERATE, not just COEXIST. Thinking like yours is just as harmful as the girls.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Yeah but that doesn't mean that people should just switch off their common sense.

    People are not nice or fair to each other. How can there be beggars and homeless people in a society that claims to be fair and just? Why do unemployed people who have suffered more than their share still have to endure the scorn of their fellow citizens? Why are there still distinctions based on privileges?

    This world is not fair and it will never be. No matter how much of a nice person you are there will always be another assfuck who'll gladly rip you off for all you're worth.

    For me, this life has lost most of its color a long long time ago.

    Look at Sankaku. Most people around here are fucktards because they can get away with it, with that crappy voting system and anon posting. They'll happily pretend that everything goes because "internet is serious business". I'm to blame for it myself. I also post some serious shit every once in a while. But sometimes, you just stop and think about how utterly fucked up this all is.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Little Girl asks people to give her $30 >>> Little Girl gets arrested
    Teen Slut sells her body for $300 >>> Teen Slut DOES NOT get arrested

    Seriously, FUCK YOU, JAPAN, FUCK YOU.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:52 20/04/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Prostitutes harm nobody (if they're healthy that is), swindlers very much do. It's ridiculous to arrest prostitutes. Sure, some countries may have nonsensical statutes in their anti-prostitution laws that also criminalize the prostitutes themselves, but you lot of all people should now that something being law doesn't make it right.

    Also, laws against child prostitution are meant to PROTECT minors. Leaving aside the question whether girls enjou kousai'ing themselves even need to be 'protected' from doing so in the first place, how is arresting, maybe even throwing them in jail protecting them? This is Amerikkkan logic right there. If your going to make a law based on a good intention, no matter how misguided it may be, at least apply it in a way that makes sense (like Japan is actually doing in this instance).

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:17 20/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Keep in mind that the japanese logic is pretty bad too. They over do the protection and let them get away things they often shouldn't. You noticed that some don't feel any remorse or they use it to threaten others. Laws can't just protect the weak they also have to protect from their own protection.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:17 20/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    "They over do the protection and let them get away things they often shouldn't"

    For instance? Of all the schoolgirl prostitute cases I've heard of (and yes, that includes the recent soapland incident and other cases where the girls lied about their age) I can't think of one where arresting the girl would make any sense in the ethical framework I laid out.
    Of course, in most cases it wasn't exactly right to arrest the customers / business owners also, but I for one would prefer they don't make a wrong any wronger than it already is.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:05 20/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I would argue that is working exactly as intended. Scamming people for money when they get nothing in return is much worse than selling sex. And wouldn't we all prefer it that way?

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:35 19/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Apparently the lesson here is that it's worse to sell something disingenuine, as you pretty much know what you're getting with a teen prostitute.

    Except when said teen lies about her age, but that's still completely different! Somehow... You know, in a... different way from panhandling that's obviously not illegal!


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