Nike's use of overseas' factories has been pretty well documented, and now another one is in the news, but this time it isn't Nike in legal trouble. According to the Thanhnien News, four Freetrend Industrial VN Company factory workers in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam were arrested for stealing and reselling Nike sneakers.
The bust began when contract manufacturer Phan Cong Thinh was caught trying to leave with ten pairs, and eventually led to the arrests of Nguyen Thi Dieu, Tran Thi Lan, and Nguyen Hoang Dat. According to the report, the group had stolen products worth billions of dong, which converts to tens of thousands USD, and had a lot of it stored at their homes. "Searching the suspects’ houses, authorities discovered hundreds of shoes and shoe parts like soles, laces and stamps," reports the Thanhnien News. No word on what markets these sneakers were being sold in, but a lot of people just lost their plug.