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A cashier with a photographic memory used his special talent to memorize 1,300 credit cards to use for nefarious purposes, police say.

Yuske Taniguchi was arrested for using his photographic memory to memorize the names, credit card numbers and expiration dates of credit cards belonging to 1,300 customers at his part time job at Tokyo mall.

Japan Today reports that Taniguchi, 34, then used the credit card information to finance his basic living expenses and purchase luxury items online.

Police were tipped off after Taniguchi purchased a pair of shoulder bags totaling over $2,500, and had the bags delivered to his apartment.

A search of his apartment turned up a notebook containing names and numbers that police are using to investigate the credit card fraud.

According to Japan Today, readers were amazed by Taniguchi's talent, but they wondered why he didn't put his skill to better use.

"Isn't there any job where he can use that talent?" one person asked.

  • Virgoqween

    Instead of going to Vegas and counting cards?

  • Carrington

    If only you used your powers for good - DUMMY! Why not go to MIT somewhere and become a billionaire?

  • Gamer????? Chick

    So it is true about them and numbers...

  • Guest©

    I used my photographic memory in college and law school. I can close my eyes and I see information I've read. I also use it to play memory games. This guy is a mess.

  • Dontgetdraggedputa??

    I used mine to get 3 degrees. So sad how somebody can use a gift like that.

  • Let them eat cake

    that is amazing!! wow. bad what he did but wow.


    I was just about to say I used mine in college to help with exams. I used to read textbooks page for page in my mind for answers during tests. It just shows we're good people cause I bet like me, the thought of doing something like this never even crossed your mind.

  • Dontgetdraggedputa??

    Not even once! Smfh. Some people just waste themselves away. Now it’ll be hard to get even a fast food job

  • KneeSee

    Such a waste of a God given gift! Imagine all the lives he could potentially save as a doctor.

  • Starburst


  • Starburst

    I got 4 degrees and my memory was shot. Lol!

  • abby500

    I close my eyes and see zilch ?

  • hi-liter

    If he got a photographic memory, why in God’s name would he have a notebook at his house with........Nevermind ?????

  • Lucky8

    Ha ha

  • Let them eat cake


  • SaltineCrackers

    I'm sick of cc scamers making it difficult for everyone else. Because of them these cc companies take forever to refund your money if you dispute a charge. Even Amex gives you a hard time now.

  • Coy little wink

    Me too

  • currvalicious


  • hottlanta

    Wow his photographic memory couldnt picture him in a jail cell. I guess his battery died

  • Queen B

    Bullshît he wrote them down ?

  • Scromes1212

    Dude is full of it lol he probably just didn't want to give up his connect so he came up with this photographic memory bull smh

  • starbright9449

    Could've worked for Japan's secret service or whatever they have that's similar.

  • Jussjess25

    Facts!!! Foh he ain't that smart because if he was he would've did it way bigger ?

  • Jussjess25

    ?? exactly

  • Dontgetdraggedputa??

    Seee? He has zero excuses!!!!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    What a dummy getting stuff sent to his apartment stealing like they can’t trace it. Not so smart after all

  • sherri2016

    My sister is the same way she can see a credit or social security card once and no the number instanly

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    ???? right

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Not so bright bc if he was he wouldn’t be stealing anyway. A loser

  • Judi Jupiter

    If I were a criminal, this...that is


    Lol! Honestly though

  • Ms.Devereaux

    He had all the memory but none of the sense! Like come on sir you really sent it to your house? Your house? Smh

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  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    So smart you dumb

  • lovelygamour

    I agree. what I have learned about asia is they love a good story. they use storys as examples. so instead of -Taniguchi used cameras to steal info- it becomes- Taniguchi a unmarried cashier has a photographic memory-.

  • lovelygamour

    I would have a couple of nice runs and then stop going before they caught on.

  • Facts and Receipts

    Glad to know the Japanese have losers too




    You should’ve been at the casino ?????

  • Dahl

    Some criminals are the most brilliant minds imaginable...

  • tintin

    yep them asians , that's what they're good at , memorizing.
    Never thought they were actually very book smart, they just know word for word in a book. in high school i was friends with a girl like that, she had no sense, literally no common sense but she could memorize the hell out a book

  • The Said Whet?


  • Tamara Artis-Dawkins

    He could have used that in a good way and get paid and stay out of jail.

  • TheWildChild

    Or Google Len's with a camera ?

  • Silently Moving

    Playing black jack like a mofo

  • KLove

    i also have a photographic memory...but i dont use it for evil lol

  • ClaireHuxtable

    and could be very wealthy if employed in the right organization.

  • Nina Ross

    He needs to fly straight to Las Vegas

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Some people don't aspire to be anything other than crooks.

  • ClaireHuxtable
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  • Guest©


  • hottlanta

    Please. That us just like Juanita bynum calling herself a prophetess but she couldnt forsee into the future that you would marry a man who would disrespect u so much he punched u outside in the parking lot where other people could see it.??????????

  • hottlanta

    The series American greed would freak u out.

  • hottlanta

    A wallpaper full of lottery tickets

  • hottlanta

    Chile l used my photographic memory looking between men legs memorizing how big the dyck is so l wont make the same mistake twice ????


    I can't memorize shit to save my fucking life. ?


    I don't have a degree because my short term memory is terrible..? I wasnt paying for that shit. Ive made it work tho

  • Pamela

    For a second there I thought they would say he was from India. They too are good with numbers and memorizing stuff. #stereotyping.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Go to bed, h0t...alone!

  • Faux Gibbler

    when i was a kid i could memorize phone numbers like no ones business then came smart phones where you store them numbers and dial by name

  • The Chosen 1.

    I like what you just said.

  • The Chosen 1.

    I'm rolling over in the bed laughing at what you just said.

  • The Chosen 1.

    Lmfao. You all are killing me laughing with these hilarious comments.

  • Roderick2011

    "When came smart phones where you store them numbers and dial by name"
    Ha,ha,ha, right!

    I still can't remember my mom's cell phone number, but I know her landline number like no one's business.

  • Starburst

    Glad I can make you laugh!

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond
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  • Malai

    Smart phones dumb us all down.. I’m almost certain that many of us have lost our brain power due to these things

  • Malai

    Y’all STUNTING HARD in this comment section ? putting my measly lil BSN to shame ??

  • Malai

    You are so special ?

    I need to borrow your brain for one my tests tomorrow ?

  • ShunShyne

    That is a person that is very good with numbers. I've heard of employees at restaurants taking a photo of your credit card and using it but this right here is amazing, I wish I had a memory like that.

  • abby500

    ? ha!!

  • The Chosen 1.


  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Its memorizing just like you said...they can recite word for word but when it comes to explanations or scope of work in their dissertations they freeze up because they have to free form a thought and think for themselves...and if they dont pass the class they have one more time or they will be on PT status which will be reported to ISS which would lead to canceling their student student jumped in front of the train a few years ago when this happened to her and she got notified that her student status was revoked...

  • SunRiseBlossom
  • Frank Blunt

    Look at my name and eyes in my picture..periodt. All that turning over the card, mouthing address.. Aht aht?

  • Guest©

    Hope you did well!!

  • indano

    More like he took a snap shot with his cell.
    Most online orders require the three digit
    code on the back of the card.

  • Let them eat cake


  • minkyfinky

    I have a cousin that has a photographic memory.