Man Arrested for Running a Serial Dating Scam, so He Could Get Birthday Presents All Year Long
I like seeing creativity in dirt bags. He’s not a standard dirt bag, he makes some effort, shows some ingenuity.
by Alex Parker
….Takashi Miyagawa was working part-time and dating 35 women — an impressive combo, to be sure.
Regrettably — brace yourselves — he wasn’t being completely upfront.
As it turns out, not only were his three-dozen ladies unaware of one another; they had no idea when Takashi had actually been born.
(Link): Yahoo News reports he’d given each conned companion a unique date.
A 40-year-old suitor believed his big day was in July, while another — aged 47 — was informed it was February 22nd.
…And he’d finagled the feat in order to get showered himself — with gifts.
By dolling out different dates, the 39-year-old masterminded a system in which he’d receive birthday presents all year ’round — every month was his birthday month.
From (Link): Yahoo:
Takashi…is being investigated for allegedly defrauding dozens of women by pretending he was serious about each of their relationships and receiving hundreds of pounds worth of gifts from them.
He was apparently caught out when the women joined forces to create a victims’ association after discovering his extensive infidelity and reported him to the police, according to local media.
… At the time of his capture, the Birthday Boy had purportedly raked in gifts totaling roughly 100,000 yen — 925 American dollars.