Volvo men face theft trial

A prosecution has been launched against three Volvo workers for stealing machinery worth up to one million kronor from their employer. The case is just the latest episode in a long-running theft problem at the company.

The three men, all in their fifties, are being charged with theft for stealing parts from loading machines from Volvo’s plant in Eskilstuna. One of the three men is facing an alternative charge of receiving stolen goods.

All three are suspected of loading, packing and delivering machine parts to buyers.

Parts worth between 20 and 30 million kronor were stolen from the Eskilstuna plant between 1998 and 2002. A number of people have already been jailed in connection with the thefts.