- Nov 24th 2006 at 9:36AM
Ex-manager arrested for stealing $67 million from DaimlerChrysler
A 41-year-old man who formerly worked as a manager for DaimlerChrysler in Europe has been arrested and charged with breach of trust and falsifying documents for allegedly bilking the automaker out of $67.35 million. You'd think they charge him with theft too, but whatev. The man worked as a manager in the finance department at DCX and was supposedly invoicing the company for computer services that never happened during a five-year period from 2000 to 2005. Three other people have also been arrested for following the manager's instructions and acting as accessories to the crime. The prosecutor in the case has managed to get $33.68 million back from the manager, about half, but a spokeperson for DCX says the German-American automaker wants it all back. Good luck with that, we say.