Skip to comments.Court Jails 'Nutella Gang' For 15 Years
Posted on 04/30/2014 2:43:48 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A group, labelled the "Nutella gang" for stealing 2,500 jars of the chocolate spread, have been jailed for 15 years and six months.
A court in Fulda, Hesse, jailed three men from Hesse and two women for theft and receiving stolen goods on Friday.
A 37-year-old man was jailed for six-and-a-half years, his accomplice, also 37 for five years and three months and the third man, 35, for three years and nine months.
The two women were given suspended jail sentences of six months and nine months.
The gang earned their nickname after being caught by police in May 2013 transporting 2,500 jars of Nutella in a van.
Seven pallets of Nutella worth 16,000 had been stolen in Fulda a few weeks earlier.
When their homes were raided officers found 70 tonnes of goods including electronic equipment, tools, clothes, toys and handbags.
The five defendants had stolen goods worth around 600,000.
The 37-year-old who was jailed for six-and-a-half years was also charged with drug and weapons offences and attempted extortion.
I had assumed this would be a gang of teen girls.”
I had assumed that this occurred in the U.S. and was done by a gang of high school kids who heard that Moochelle’s lunch program was coming to their school and they wanted to make sure they had something to eat.
Great example of a misleading headline/story. Nobody was sentenced to 15 years. 5 people were sentenced to and average of 3 years each. And it wasn’t for some stolen hazelnut spread. It was for 70 tons of stolen electronics worth close to a million dollars.
Curious about why the women were given suspended sentences. Because they are women?
I was stationed there back when 14th Cav was based at Downs Barracks. Nice little Catholic town, bucolic countryside.
At least it wasn’t crab legs.
Mmmmmmmm Nutella. Better than sex!
Well... so I hear.
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