He received $360,000 "gift" from the state by mistake... and refused to return it!

19 May, 2022
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He received $360,000 "gift" from the state by mistake... and refused to return it!

Japanese police have arrested a citizen who received more than 46 million Japanese yen, or about 360,000 US dollars, from the government by mistake and refused to return it to the country.

The 24-year-old Japanese young man received this amount, which was transferred to his bank account due to a mistake from the local administration in the town of "Abu" in Yamaguchi Prefecture, in which he lives, in western Japan, according to the BBC, "NHK". Yesterday Wednesday.

The Japanese man said he spent the money in online gambling halls. The Japanese Broadcasting Corporation pointed out that these funds were intended for government aid for families facing financial difficulties due to the Corona pandemic.

The lawyer of this young man explained that his client had spent the money and would not be able to pay it back to the state, while the mayor of the town said that he would not give up and would continue his attempts to recover that money in all possible ways.



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