Police are searching for a man suspected of stealing a company president’s bank card and using it to withdraw more than 100 million yen from an Internet banking service, officials said.
The Metropolitan Police Department has obtained an arrest warrant for the unidentified man, who was captured on video by a security camera in July as he withdrew cash from a bank ATM using the stolen card, the officials said.
The MPD suspects that the man broke into the office of a food wholesale company in Tokyo’s Chuo Ward on three occasions between July 25 and 27, stealing property that included the bank card.
The man allegedly used the card to withdraw a total of 29.6 million yen from the president’s bank account.
On July 27, the man used the wholesale company’s computer to access an Internet banking service and take out a loan of 100 million yen, which was deposited into the firm’s bank account, the police said.
The suspect then transferred the entire amount to the company president’s account. The following day, he used the stolen card to withdraw 92 million yen from the president’s account, they said.
The MPD released the man’s photo to the media and is asking those with information to call the Chuo Police Station at (03) 3664-7024.