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A new twist on petty theft

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September 29, 2007|From Times Wire Reports

Police in Germany have arrested a man on charges that he stole more than 1 million screws from his employer and sold them on the Internet.

Police said the 33-year-old assembly worker took up to 7,000 screws home every day when he left work. Over two years, he stole about 1.1 million screws with an estimated value of $155,000, police in Wurzburg said.

The man sold the screws at discount prices; police wondered where he was getting the vast quantities.

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