Seven committed to stand trial for Holden plant theft

Seven people have been committed to stand trial over the alleged theft and sale of $2 million of engines and transmissions from a Holden manufacturing plant.

The ABC reports that the seven are accused of stealing more than 140 V8 engines and 175 transmissions from the Holden plant in northern Adelaide over a two year period. They were arrested in July, 2012.

The V8 motors were destined for use in Holden’s latest VE Commodores, assembled in South Australia alongside the Cruze.

The seven include a former Holden employee, a man from Queensland and a woman from Riverland. Each of them was charged with various counts of theft and money laundering. Some were charged with over 160 counts.

Two of those accused argued they had no case to answer, however the magistrate ruled against them.

They all pleaded not guilty and they will be arraigned in the Adelaide District Court next month.

[Image: Eastern Riverina Chronicle]

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