A Japanese man has been arrested after allegedly dating 35 women and trying to milk them for “birthday presents.”
According to the Tokyo Reporter, the 39-year-old only received about $1,400 (150,000 yen) worth in birthday gifts from his scam which seems like a lot of effort to put in for that amount of money.
Via Tokyo Reporter
Police have arrested a 39-year-old man who is suspected of falsely telling his birthday to more than 30 girlfriends in order to defraud them by collecting presents.
According to police, the birthday of Takashi Miyagawa, a part time employee, is November 13. However, that is not what he told three women for whom he faces charges of fraud.
“My birthday is February 22,” he told a 47-year-old woman, Mainichi Broadcasting Network (April 20) reports. For a 40-year-old woman, he said, “My birthday is in July.” He told the third woman, 35, that he was born in April.
Police allege that he received 100,000 yen in presents from the three women, including 20,000 yen in electronic money, a suit valued at 30,000 yen.
Apparently, all the women banded together to turn the man into the police.
Police believe the number of victims is at least 35. In February, they came together to form an association and lodged a complaint with police.
In photographs published by the network, Miyagawa is shown in the company of multiple women, including inside restaurants and at a park. At one restaurant, two small cakes are on the table along with the text “Happy Birthday.”
Police said that the suspect utilized a multi-level marketing scheme focused on the sale of shower-related products to meet women.
One victim, interviewed by the network, was taken aback by Miyagawa after he kissed her despite the fact that they had only met twice.
She said, “I told him, ‘I don’t want to do that unless [you] are someone who wants to get married and really be with me in the future.’ He responded, ‘I’m serious. I’m going to be with you for the rest of my life.’”
Of course, the internet had several jokes/reactions about the Japanese Casanova.
what crime did this man commit? https://t.co/9unGg3WQMx
— Siraj Hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) April 24, 2021
Japanese commenter: "He’s an awful person, but I envy his time-management skills.” https://t.co/fZzxHlY4A3
— Gene Park, CEO of Pizza Butt ver.1.22474487139… (@GenePark) April 24, 2021
Tell us you’re the GOAT without telling us you’re the GOAT. 😂👏🏾 https://t.co/CF1a0Kknxh
— Da Kid Gowie (@DaKidGowie) April 24, 2021
— brianavision (@imnotbri_) April 24, 2021
Don't hate the playa, hate the game. https://t.co/Sy33Zhu0Hz
— Spencer Graves (@SpencerGraves) April 24, 2021