Several reports went out this week on a possible ring of workers stealing parts from the BMW plant in Munich. BMW has yet to release a statement on this, but reports mention that a ring of eighteen workers have been stealing parts for years.
According to Bloomberg and Autoblog, it seems the individuals would stop the lines for fake quality control checks and make off with the goods to be sold on the open market. The most lucrative business reportedly centered around reselling seats over the internet.
Total damage? 3 million euros ($4 million).
Munich prosecutors are investigating whether as many as 15 more people were involved in transporting the products and whether the amount stolen may be higher. Authorities began looking into the matter in early October and have searched properties throughout the state of Bavaria.