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Dir en grey stan pretends to be Kyo, scams wife's family for millions of yen

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It's not even Halloween yet, and there's already some trickery or treating going on! :kyo:

 

A man from Nara had been arrested on October 22 on suspicion of fraud after reportedly scamming his in-laws for thousands of yen by impersonating Kyo, the frontman of Dir en grey and Sukekiyo. 39 year old Yoshikazu Kasahara was able to fool the family of his common-law wife into believing he was the prolific singer and scammed them for what would amount to 54 million yen (roughly 515,268 US dollars). He had previously been arrested three times (!!!) for scamming a previous lover's family for a total of around $24k and for assault.

 

A longtime fan of the band's, Kasahara was apparently so committed to this gimmick that he even told his mother 10 years ago and gave her concert tickets to see "him" perform, when in reality he was actually unemployed. He even got identical arm and neck tattoos as Kyo himself and would find time to leave home on the days that Dir would be performing. He would even state that Dynamite Tommy, the owner of Free-Will, had taken his bank book, which is why he frequently demanded money. 

 

Link to the translation summary done by our very own @cvltic

Original article - Livedoor

 

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This dude shares the last name of Saki from Cuartet and I was thinking... Saki could easily pull this scam off because he and Kyo look (and in some ways, sound) exactly the same lmao

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4 hours ago, Kiryu999 said:

That's awful but kinda sad at the same time, like pretending to be someone else for 10+ years, getting the same tattoos etc.. what a sad existence

Yeah, and this scammer even managed to copy all that.

 

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He would even state that Dynamite Tommy, the owner of Free-Will, had taken his bank book, which is why he frequently demanded money. 

This is honestly the most believable part lol

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