By Barrier Free Japan
February 17 2023
JAPAN – In the last few days, there were two incidents involving both suspected theft and fraud at facilities for people with disabilities in Japan:
February 13 2023
Date City, Fukushima – A day service facility in Date City that provides after-school care for children with disabilities was found not to meet legal standards for staffing, and the prefecture took administrative action to suspend the facility’s operator designation for three months on the grounds that it had fraudulently received around 15 million yen in benefits.
February 14 2023
NAGOYA – A staff member at an employment support facility for people with disabilities in Nagoya was arrested on suspicion of theft and other offences for stealing the cash card of a male user of the facility, handing it to another user of the facility, and forcing him to withdraw approximately 1.3 million yen in cash from an ATM.
The staff member denies some of the charges.
Fukushima after-school care facility for children with disabilities:
Nagoya disability support facility employee allegedly stole ATM card from male client, withdrawing 1.3 million yen:
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