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The manager of a mail-order business based in Sendai and six employees have been arrested on suspicion of swindling money from people who had registered to work as agents to deliver advertising fliers, police said Monday.

Kenji Tone, 45, and the six others are suspected of soliciting people to become agents and collecting 300,000 yen to 500,000 yen in contract money per person, but then not paying them their commissions, according to police.

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