According to the police, the suspect Sakaguchi pretended to be the president of the fanclub. However, she denied the charge saying, "I didn't take any money."
The suspect is said to receive 200,000 yen (~$2000) after sending out an email in April to someone she met during Tohoshinki's Shanghai tour last October saying, "Tohoshinki's members got angry because of your emails. I've already calmed down the fanclub, but you will have to pay a fine."
According to the police, the suspect Sakaguchi says, "I only translate and forward the emails that are addressed to Tohoshinki." She is believed to have sent over 100 fraud emails to the victim [pretending to be Tohoshinki members] with content such as "We're very glad that you say you want to meet us."
credit to nikkei & linhkawaii@onetvxq