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12 December, Thursday


A man used 'Photographic Memory' to steal 1,300 credit card numbers

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A Tokyo-based cashier allegedly stole credit card information from 1,300 customers. According to police, he used only his brain to take the information.

Yusuke Taniguchi, 34, was arrested Thursday when police said they discovered he used the stolen information to purchase bags worth an estimated US$2,600 in March, according to CNN.

The police intercepted that order and delivered Taniguchi's bags themselves to catch the alleged thief, according to Vice.

People close to the investigation have told news media that Taniguchi has a "photographic memory". Police say the part-time cashier retained customer credit card information in the short amount of time it took for them to purchase their goods, according to SoraNews24.

He remembered all the details until he was able to write down the information, which he would later use to shop online, police said.

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