Asahi Shimbun reports today that Mie Prefectural Police officially admitted that a police sergeant in his 50s, who worked out of a station in the prefecture, was caught for changing price tags on a used Kamen Rider figure and trying to purchase it for the lower price in a recycle shop on November 16, 2013. According to the police, the sergeant took the original 1,980 yen (about US$19.34) price tag off the figure and put a 400 yen (US$3.91) tag, which was taken from another item in the shop, on it. His act was, however, watched by a shop clerk and he had no choice but to admit it when accused.
The prefectural police sent the case to the Numatsu District Public Prosecutors Office on suspicion of fraud attempt in January 2014, then the indictment was suspended. The police punished him with a 10% salary reduction for six months, and he has already resigned voluntary. He threw away his career
for the 19-dollar Kamen Rider figure.
Source: Asahi Shimbun