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Swedish man arrested for under skirt pics

A 46-year-old Swedish man has been arrested on suspicion of sexual harassment after photographing several young women under their skirts with the help of a concealed camera.

The man, from Kristianstad in southern Sweden, was arrested on Friday after a witness caught him snapping pics with a camera hidden in a shoulder-bag.

The witness was sitting on a balcony and could watch as the man approached several women in the centre of the town, according to reports in local newspaper Kvällsposten.

In one case the 46-year-old followed a girl of six-seven years of age walking with her mother and tried to take a photograph under the child’s skirt.

The man was arrested on Friday and was later released on Saturday but remains under suspicion pending further inquiries. Police have seized computers from his home.

Police have not yet been able to identify the women who have been subjected to the man’s unwanted photography.

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Bluff bid for Swedish firm sparks market turmoil

An erroneous press release published on Friday indicating that Swedish firm Fingerprint Cards had been acquired by Samsung led to a sharp rise in the firm's stock and a criminal investigation once the mistake had been discovered.

Bluff bid for Swedish firm sparks market turmoil

“An investigation has shown that the company followed its routines and was subjected to a deliberate fraud attempt,” business wire service Cision, the firm responsible for publishing the press release, said in a statement on Friday.

Fingerprint Cards, a Gothenburg-based biometric technology firm, issued a denial on its homepage on Friday that it had been acquired by the Korean electronics giant.

“The news in today’s media that Fingerprint Cards AB has been acquired by Samsung is incorrect… What has happened will be reported to the police and to the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority,” the firm wrote.

The matter is now being handled by the Swedish Economic Crimes Authority (Ekobrottsmyndigheten) which has opened a preliminary investigation into aggravated fraud.

Trading in the company’s stock was halted as soon as the abnormal share fluctuations were detected on Friday morning and all trades completed between 10.17am and 10.34 have been nullified.

Fingerprint Cards’ stock has been one of the Stockholm exchange’s strongest performers since the turn of the year, having climbed over 320 percent since January 1st.

The latest Apple Iphone incorporates the firm’s fingerprint sensor.

All trades from 10.17am have also been nullified in sector colleague Precise Biometrics, which also climbed steeply on Friday.

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