Bandai Namco Entertainment sells over 4,400 smartphones to former employees without permission. Sold to a trader, damage is 600 million – AUTOMATON

Bandai Namco Holdings announced on January 18 that Bandai Namco Entertainment has filed a civil lawsuit with the Tokyo District Court against the misconduct of a former employee. It is said that more than 4,400 mobile terminals were sold without permission, and damages of about 600 million yen are being sought.

Bandai Namco Entertainment is a domestic company that deals with entertainment, mainly games. It is also a subsidiary of Bandai Namco Holdings. In addition to games for home and PC, the company has also developed a wide range of works for smartphones.

As for the background of the incident announced this time, it is said that in November 2021, a discrepancy between the data and the actual situation was discovered at Bandai Namco Entertainment. The difference between the number of mobile terminals such as smartphones registered in the management system and the number of mobile terminals actually in use became clear. Bandai Namco Entertainment has launched an investigation in response to the incident. After that, in April 2022, the involvement of an employee of Bandai Namco Entertainment became suspected, and further investigation revealed the employee’s misconduct.

From around April 2015 to around April 2022, the employee sold a large number of mobile terminals that he managed to an outside contractor without the company’s permission. More than 4,400 units were sold without permission, and it is said that more than 600 million yen was illegally embezzled by such acts. The employee was dismissed as a disciplinary action on December 20, 2022. In addition to filing a civil lawsuit, Bandai Namco Holdings is also considering filing a criminal complaint in the future. We will cooperate fully with the investigation by the investigative agency.

by BANDAI NAMCO HoldingsPress releaseis published on the official website.

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