A yakuza member has been arrested for allegedly selling a counterfeit Tiffany necklace online.
Police said Saturday that Yamaguchi-gumi member Kazuo Shimamura, 43, was arrested for
selling an imitation Tiffany necklace in an online auction. Shimamura’s item was revealed as a fake after a 38-year-old Tokyo woman bought the necklace in March of last year for 10,000 yen and discovered that it was not genuine, Fuji TV reported.
Shimamura was quoted by police as saying, “I received it from a friend and then sold it online. I thought it was the real thing.”
Police are currently investigating the possibility that Shimamura has sold other counterfeit goods.