Thursday, 5th June 2008
In General Japan News,
Japanese man plants fake notes to go for drink
A man in Japan has swapped money in his wife's purse for fakes, all in the name of going out for a drink.
The 47-year-old truck driver from Tokyo swapped a number of real 10,000 yen banknotes with self-made fake ones so that he had enough money to buy a few rounds, reports Mainichi Daily News.
However, the man has since been arrested and faces charges of making and using fake banknotes.
The money was made in 2007 using a copying machine kept at home.
"I did it because I was short of money to go out for a drink," he confessed.
The man was only arrested after he presented himself to police officers. It is reported that prior to his arrest he had already faced questioning by his wife.
In addition to 10,000 yen banknotes, Japan also uses paper currency in denominations of 5,000, 2,000 and 1,000 notes.