He told each one he had a different birthday so he regularly received gifts’ is arrested for fraud in Japan
• Takashi Miyagawa, 39, was arrested in Japan for allegedly defrauding 35 women
• The serial dater told each victim he wanted a serious relationship to receive gifts
• He also told each woman that his birthday fell on a different date of the year
• The women eventually banded together in February and reported him to police
A serial dater has been arrested in Japan after seeing 35 different people at the same time and receiving gifts and cards from all of them.
Takashi Miyagawa, a part-time worker of no fixed abode from the Japanese region of Kansai, had told each of the women he had been dating that his birthday was on a different date.
The 39-year-old was arrested for defrauding the 35 women after pretending to be serious about relationships with them.
Miyagwa’s real birthday in November 13.
In one case, the Miyagwa told a 47-year-old lover that his birthday was on February 22, while another victim, 40, said he told her it was in July. A third woman, who is 35, said she believed it was in April.
According to SoraNews24, the total number of victims stands at 35 with the possibility of more coming forwards.
In total, the women have accused Miyagawa of swindling them out of £665 worth of birthday presents, clothes, and cash.
In one case, the Miyagwa told a 47-year-old lover that his birthday was on February 22, when it was actually November 13.
Another victim, 40, said he told her his birthday was in July, while a 35-year-old woman said she thought it was April.
Some of the women that filed the complaint against Miyagawa.
The suspect met his victims while working for a marketing company selling hydrogen water shower heads and other products.
He reportedly targeted single women and began each relationship with the suggestion that marriage would be on the cards.
However, the women ended up forming a victims’ association and reported Miyagawa to the police in February.
The investigation continues.