Court sentences former Nokia employee to jail for theft

A Finnish court handed down a three-year prison sentence to a former employee of Nokia on charges of stealing mobile phone components valued at more than 600,000 euros ($765,000), an Associated Press report said.


The Associated Press report said 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 report said.


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.