Ford has called in the FBI to help investigate possible espionage after a longtime engineer was recently fired.
The FBI swept the offices and recovered several listening devices. Are truck/car “secrets” really that valuable?
Ford Calls in FBI for Possible Engineer Espionage
Ford has called in the FBI to help investigate espionage with regards to a former engineer.
Editor’s note: This is an incredible story that while it isn’t exactly related to the Toyota Tundra or similar trucks, it was just too much for us to pass up.
According to an AutoNews.com story, Ford called in the FBI after they found several listening devices at their company headquarters in Dearborn, MI. The story goes that Ford security officials were concerned about an engineer stealing trad secrets by hiding and using the recording devices.
The former engineer is Sharon Leach, 43, of Wyandotte, MI. Leach was identified in a search warrant at Ford’s headquarters.
Apparently, the FBI found 8 Sansa listening devices at the headquarters. They also obtained a search warrant of Leach’s home and seized:
One desktop computer
Three USB drives
Documents from Leach’s employer (Ford)
One T-Mobile Google phone