Jaguar employee stole £2M of car parts from factory to sell on

5,000 items were taken from Jaguar HQ to fund a jet-set lifestyle before the thief was caught

Jaguar employee stole £2M of car parts from factory to sell on
Wensley began the scam just days after getting his job back after being made redundant.

A Logistics Co-Ordinator at Jaguar Land Rover has been jailed for five years after forging signatures on hundreds of order forms to steal millions of pounds worth of parts, which he sold on at cut-prices.

Simon Wensley used the money to pay off his mortgage and to fund family trips around the world.

The 55-year-old man stole 5,000 components from the firm’s base in Coventry before he was caught out by asking for engine parts that had been discontinued.

Judge Andrew Lockhart, at Warwick Crown Court said: “You told people you could obtain high-quality parts at a fraction of the true cost. Your theft was unrelenting.”

The jury found Wensley, of Coventry, guilty of both theft and tax fraud, and he was sentenced to five years in jail.

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