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Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) said Thursday it fired a male employee who is alleged to have embezzled about ¥100,000 after overcharging foreign passengers for shinkansen tickets at Shin-Osaka Station on seven occasions this year.

According to the operator, the 20-year-old worker collected extra money by charging passengers for an additional person when they purchased multiple tickets at the station.

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