Inside, workers first began investigating the thefts before things started getting out of hand, and the case was handed over to police. The police said the workers in the product quality control department were labelling certain parts as defective and then collecting them from disposal storage. Links to some private garages and customers were made in the selling process.
According to reports, the ring of thieves even opened up international bank accounts for processing the online sales transactions. BMW is upset by the incidents and says these were the 'bad apples' within the industry.
Most of the parts stolen were car seats, badges and other items of an expensive nature.