A serial dater was arrested in Japan after seeing 35 different people at the same time and receiving gifts and cards from all of them.
Takashi Miyagawa, who was a part-time worker of no fixed abode from the Japanese region of Kansai, had allegedly 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.
Japanese news outlets established that Miyagwa's real birthday is on November 13.
In one case, 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. The third woman, who is 35, said she believed it was in April.
According to reports, the total number of victims stood at 35 with the possibility of more coming forwards.
In total, the women had accused Miyagawa of swindling them out of £665 (Ksh85,286.25) worth of birthday presents, clothes, and cash.
The suspect met his victims while working for a marketing company selling hydrogen water showerheads 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. He was then arrested in April 2021 and we are yet to establish how the case ended up.