Covid-19 aid aimed at spending on health was spent on gambling by an unemployed Japanese man
The 24-year-old unemployed Japanese man received 360,000 dollars as his Covid-19 aid, which was intended as a pandemic relief for the low-income households, but Sho Taguchi had other plans and gambled most of the money. $360,000 were wired to Taguchi’s personal bank account as a pandemic relief aid, but the Japanese police have now arrested the 24-year-old, as he gambled most of the money online.
Taguchi is a resident of western Japan and is now being arrested on suspicion of computer fraud as “the case has caused a stir beyond the small town, drawing media attention and outrage.” However, it is pertinent to mention that the whole amount was not to be transferred to Taguchi, but the residents of Japan’s western town were the receivers of that amount, but a mere transfer mistake made Taguchi the receiver of all the cash.
More: On the other hand, the 24-year-old has refused to return the money, but his lawyer had said, “My client was very sorry.”