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Fraud discovered at car company

SLOVAK employees of DaimlerChrysler Services Slovakia embezzled Sk278 million (€6.97 million) from the concern in a fraudulent scheme that included around 30 mutually connected Slovak companies.

According to the daily SME, DaimlerChrysler told police it suspected fraud and embezzlement in its Slovak operation after an internal audit in the concern.

The suspects, four of whom have already been accused, two of whom are former employees of DaimlerChrysler Services Slovakia, sold cars to companies which stopped paying the leasing instalments but kept the cars, or traded with non-existent vehicles.

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