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Finnish court imprisons former Nokia employee for theft

Finnish court imprisons former Nokia employee for theft

A Finnish court handed down a three-year prison sentence on Wednesday to a former employee of Nokia Corp. on charges of stealing mobile phone components valued at more than euro600,000 (US$765,000).
Kaido Kreen, 41, an Estonian who was employed by the company in southern Finland in 2004, was found guilty of aggravated theft. Another Estonian man, 36-year-old Kaido Tamme, was given a two-year sentence for concealing and distributing stolen property.
The thefts of cell phone parts occurred at the company's research production plant in Salo, southwestern Finland, in 2004-2005.
The court dismissed charges against five other people.
Nokia, based in Espoo just outside the Finnish capital, is the world's largest mobile phone maker with sales in 130 countries and 59,000 employees.
Last year, its sales grew 16 percent to euro34 billion (US$42 billion), and net profit increased 13 percent to euro3.6 billion (US$4.4 billion). Sales of mobile devices in 2005 jumped 28 percent to a record 265 million units.
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Updated : 2021-05-18 18:56 GMT+08:00