We’ve already determined that stabbing your prospective boss is a poor way to land that dream job, and while we don’t know 100 percent for sure what happened here, I feel pretty confident that stealing his wallet when he leaves the room for a minute is going to work about as well.
Takeda is suspected of stealing the wallet containing ¥50,000 in cash from the president’s bag during the interview at an elevator maintenance company in Seya Ward, Yokohama, on the evening of Nov. 10.
Police believe Takeda took advantage of easy access to the bag when the president briefly left the room.
After the interview, the president noticed that the wallet had disappeared and reported the incident to the police, speculating that Takeda could have taken it. The president said only he and Takeda were in the office during the interview.
Police were able to track Shogo Takeda down in exactly the manner you’d figure, through the contact details included on his application. When they questioned him, Takeda told them that “I wanted to work for that company, but since I haven’t got a job I needed money,” which is a statement so dumb it almost has me wondering if this might just be fake. I don’t think it is, by the way.
Takeda was arrested, but whether or not charges were filed and if so what they were was not reported.