A female “kakeko” who was involved in a special fraud based in the Philippines has been arrested again.
On June 14, the Metropolitan Police Department’s Investigation Division 2 re-arrested Haruna Terashima, 28, from Nagano Prefecture, and two other men for their involvement in multiple incidents involving the swindling of cash cards and cash from elderly people under the guise of being employees of the Ministry of Finance.
Haruna Terashima, 28, a native of Nagano Prefecture, and two other men were arrested for their involvement in multiple incidents in which they swindled elderly people out of their cash cards and cash. Many of the “callers” are young women like Terashima. Hitomi Kumai, 25, who was deported from the Philippines with her, is a graduate of a famous art college in Tokyo. She had participated in the “Fresh Campus Contest,” Japan’s largest contest for new university students.
In high school, she was a member of the track team and gave the impression of a sports girl, but since entering the contest, she has been going out at night in daring outfits. While her life became more lavish, she was always in need of money. It is likely that she fell in love with special fraud in order to get a high reward.
In an article distributed on March 8, FRIDAY Digital reported in detail on the glamorous face of the re-arrested suspect Terashima and his black market job, which has become a hotbed of special fraud. We would like to recount part of the story and look back at the background of the case.
“I was quite popular among men.
In the “black market job robbery” case that has led to a string of arrests, a woman was caught this time.
On March 1, the Philippine Immigration Bureau announced that it had taken into custody the suspect Terashima, for whom an arrest warrant had been issued in Japan. Terashima is believed to have been a “caller” who made fraudulent phone calls.
Terashima was wanted in Japan in September of last year for stealing cash cards and other items, claiming to be a police officer or a Ministry of Finance official. Shortly after, he traveled to the Philippines. In the Philippines were suspects such as Masaki Watanabe and Tomonobu Kojima, who are believed to be executives of the “Yakibyte Robbery” group (now deported to Japan).
The suspect Terashima was apparently detained by the Immigration Bureau when he tried to extend his tourist visa. It is believed that the Philippine authorities will transfer the suspect to Japan at the request of the Metropolitan Police Department.
Terashima is a native of Nagano Prefecture. According to the local media, Nagano Broadcasting System and Shinetsu Broadcasting System, he has been a prominent figure since his junior high school days.
According to local media outlets Nagano Broadcasting System and Shinshin Hoso, Terashima has been a prominent figure since his junior high school days. With her mature atmosphere, she was quite popular among men. In fact, she is talked about as ‘cute’ on the Internet. While working downtown, she may have become involved in ‘black market robbery.
How did Terashima, who was detained in the Philippines, end up in the bottomless swamp of crime? The police are continuing to investigate the situation in detail.
PHOTO： Shinji Hasuo