Post office section chief steals Y600,000 worth of New Year postcards
A section manager of a post office in Kanagawa has been arrested after it came to light that he had stolen thousands of “nengajo” (New Year postcards).
According to police, the suspect, identified as Toshio Abe, 58, stole 12,000 postcards worth around 600,000 yen in total, TBS reported. Police say Abe gained access to where the cards are kept by using illegal duplicates of the master keys, to which he had access at work.
Police say their suspicions were aroused when Abe was seen carrying a large number of postcards into a discount ticket store, of the type which usually sells New Year postcards.