Former Square Enix Employee Arrested For Allegedly Stocking Up Game Consoles For Resale

[Image: Wirtz | Creative Commons]
[Image: Wirtz | Creative Commons]

Koji Takada made his name at Square Enix as a sales manager, with his name in the credits for games like Dragon Quest IX. Earlier last month, he was arrested for allegedly improperly ordering game consoles for resale, a violation of Japanese trust law.

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According to Jiji Press, the 56-year-old Takada allegedly would deceptively buy Nintendo 3DS handhelds and other game consoles when making contracts with clients, reportedly saying the hardware was necessary. Then, it’s said Takada would supposedly resell the game machines, resulting in a 1.4 million yen ($12,374) loss for Square Enix.

This is alleged to have happened between November 2011 and September 2013. That month Square Enix disciplined Takada, Sankei News adds. The company brought charges for breaching trust law in December 2015.

“We’re making an effort in employee training to prevent this from happening again,” Square Enix is quoted as saying. 


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DISCUSSION

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RyanLN

I’m really still confused as to what he did: did he buy these consoles with Square’s money and then sell them and keep the prophets for himself, or did he use his Square business contacts improperly to acquire them with his own money and sell them in violation of the law? I think it’s the former because I don’t see how the latter would lead to a $12K loss for Square, but I’m unsure. Too early in the morning for critical thinking.