Japanese woman wanted for financial fraud in Tokyo nabbed: BI

By Ferdinand Patinio

January 12, 2023, 2:54 pm

<p style="text-align: left;"><em>(Photo courtesy of BI)</em></p>

(Photo courtesy of BI)

MANILA – Immigration authorities recently arrested a Japanese national wanted by authorities in Tokyo for involvement in theft and financial fraud in Pasay City.

In a statement Thursday, Commissioner Norman Tansingco said operatives from the Bureau of Immigration - Fugitive Search Unit (BI-FSU) apprehended 26-year-old Risa Yamada, along Roxas Boulevard on Jan. 9.

A mission order was issued by the BI chief for Yamada’s arrest at the request of Japanese authorities in Manila who sought her deportation so she could stand trial for her alleged crimes.

“She will be deported after our board of commissioners issues the order for her summary deportation. She will then be deported and perpetually banned from re-entering the country for being an undesirable alien,” he said.

BI-FSU chief Rendel Sy said Yamada is the subject of an arrest warrant issued by the Tokyo Summary Court on Sept. 15, 2022 where she was indicted for theft.

Reports stated that the foreigner conspired with other suspects in stealing the data from the ATM cards of their victims whom they were able to defraud by posing as bank employees and police officers.

The BI also said Yamada is already an undocumented alien when she was arrested as her passport was already canceled by the Japanese government.

The foreigner is now at the BI warden facility in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City pending deportation proceedings. (PNA)