Post office section chief steals Y600,000 worth of New Year postcards

KANAGAWA —

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.

Japan Today

  • 1

    marcelito

    What a tool .

  • 1

    MapleG

    Wonder if the discount stores know or care where their "supplies" come from

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    Disillusioned

    This is weird! I'm sure the store owner knew about the origins of the cards.

  • 0

    Serrano

    The ticket store owner(s) will be arrested next for knowingly receiving stolen property. It doesn't say in this article that the store called police, just that "Abe was seen carrying a large number of the postcards into a discount ticket store."

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    Ranger_Miffy2

    And whoever did the "was seeing" reported it to the local koban? Who are these mystery people?

    Anyway, Abe-san, at 58, was possibly worried that his approaching mandatory retirement was not going to provide him enough of a pension? Abandoning the age ceiling might be a good answer to end this sort of behavior. Just a thought.

  • 1

    some14some

    Anyway, Abe-san, at 58, was possibly worried that his approaching mandatory retirement was not going to provide him enough of a pension?

    Insufficient pension or insufficient pocket-money for pub or pachinko play....

  • 2

    WilliB

    He must have a LOT of friends...

  • 0

    sillygirl

    where is the outrage of the japanese people?

  • 0

    cramp

    wtf is that for? reselling?

  • 0

    Nessie

    Someone wants a Bravia bad.

  • 0

    bajhista65

    I wonder if there is a law in Japan about **Fencing (informal)

  • -1

    flipper2

    Maybe he thought he was Santa, poor guy, make a Santa curfew.

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