Finland jails Estonian Olympic athlete for theft at Nokia plant

  • 2006-10-05
  • By TBT staff
Kaido Kreen has been sentenced to three years in prison for stealing mobile phone parts from a Nokia plant. Kaido Kreen was a member of the Estonian beach volleyball team who competed in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Beside the 41-year-old Kreen, the court in Vantaa in the Helsinki metropolitan area handed down jail sentences to two more Estonians for the same offense, STT news agency said. Kaido Tamme, 36, has to spend two years in prison, while the third man whose name was not disclosed got one year. According to the sentence, Kreen stole more than 600,000 euros' worth of mobile telephone components from the plant in Salo between 2004-2005. Tamme and the third individual took the stolen components from the plant to Estonia. The court did not bring charges against the five other defendants.