Man arrested for hiding mother's body in concrete block, fraudulently receiving her pension

SAITAMA —

Police said Friday they have arrested a 53-year-old man in Honjo, Saitama Prefecture, for fraudulently collecting his dead mother’s pension for over three years.

According to police, the man, who has been named as Kanji Takeuchi, was arrested on a separate charge on June 8, at which time police realized his mother was not living at the property as records indicated. Fuji TV reported that an investigation was carried out, during which Takeuchi’s mother’s remains were found encased in concrete in the bathroom of the house they had shared.

Police quoted Takeuchi as saying that he had hidden his mother’s body three years ago after she died of natural causes, so that he could continue to fraudulently collect and live off of her pension. Police estimate that Takeuchi had received about 1.9 million yen in payments since her death.

Japan Today

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    Dennis Bauer

    Natural causes, really? and guess what Saitama?

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    hereforever

    Kinda makes you wonder how many more are out there.

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    Get Real

    Saitama again?!?!

    fraudulently collecting his dead mother’s pension for over three years

    Police estimate that Takeuchi had received about 1.9 million yen in payments since her death

    7 man per month?

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    JA_Cruise

    Guess when your desperate for money, people will do crazy things....

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    JeanValJean

    Mom must be so proud.

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    Realistic

    @Get Real: Let me re-calculate for you... 5.2 maan/ montth

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    sp4cerat

    thats another reason why japanese ppl officially live very long. in greek, this is a common practice as well

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