2 Chinese men arrested for Tokyo Disneyland ticket fraud

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Two Chinese men have been arrested on suspicion of attempting to exchange illegally obtained pre-admission tickets to Tokyo Disneyland for real tickets, police said on Dec. 25.

The two men — one of whom is a 24-year-old university student and a resident of Saitama Prefecture — were arrested on suspicion of attempted fraud after allegedly trying to exchange 10 Disneyland “e-tickets” at a ticket counter at the amusement park at around 7:10 a.m. on Dec. 23.

The online tickets — whose total value is 62,000 yen — had been bought with an unrelated man and woman’s credit cards in October and November this year, police say.

The man and the woman had previously notified authorities that their credit cards had been used for purchases — approximately 80 e-tickets — of which they had no recollection.

The Chinese men have apparently denied the allegations, telling police: “A middle-aged man told us that if we got the e-tickets exchanged, he would give us 500 yen for each.” The case has been sent to prosecutors.

AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi


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