Ford Super Duty Line Worker Faces Theft Charges

Ford F-650 3 II

According to a Cleveland television station, police in Avon Lake, Ohio, apprehended a Cleveland-area autoworker who allegedly stole thousands of tire sensors from Ford's Avon Lake production plant. That's where Ford makes Super Duty F-650 and F-750 medium-duty chassis cabs and E-Series strip chassis trucks.

According to Automotive News, the suspect was arrested for having stolen property in his possession. Police investigators purchased some of the sensors and traced them back to the Ford employee. The parts are reported to be worth about $100 to dealers but were being sold internationally for $10 to $20 on eBay.

As many as 8,000 sensors are missing from the Ford plant and could have been the cause of a temporary shutdown of the production line. Since the arrest, production has resumed.

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Jeff S,
My stepbrother in the States is hooked on hillbilly herion. It is terrible stuff and can destroy people and families.

The US (NJ) in the recent past has gradually tightened it laws on people acquiring "legal" medications through drug store outlets.

The drug stores a connected via the net and can tell what has been dispensed to the drug addicts.

We have had this in Australia now for 20 years. It shows how powerful drug companies are in the US.

Major drug companies are making billions of dollars out of society through the incorrect use of medications.

Really, doctors get free bee and holidays called seminars from drug companies for promoting their products. This should be banned.

@Big Al--Heroine is cheaper than prescription pain killers. That is a large part of the problem is that people get addicted to pain killers and cannot get a prescription. We have a huge heroine problem in Kentucky and Ohio. I am not making any excuses for heroine addicts but pain killer addiction is a major problem.

Also as you stated the drug companies give freebies and paid vacations to the doctors. It is hard to talk to your doctor without them giving you a prescription for something. Every drug has a side effect.

As for theft in a truck manufacturing plant it is bad but so are the thefts of UPS packages off of people's porches. Either theft has increased or else there is much more media coverage of it.

You have scrapped the bottom by posting this article. Is this the best you can do with truck news?

@LMAO:
We are talking F-150. 1. Ford finally ditched the awful twin I-beam suspension and adopted upper and lower control arms with ball joints so your F-150 no longer wanders all over the road.
2. Ford finally adopted the self locking front diff so you no longer had to get out of your truck to lock in the 4x4 hubs.
3. Auto transfer cases, nuff said.
4. Fully boxed hydro formed frames so your truck doesn't flex, twist and bounce all over the place when off roading.
Yeah, you ford fans owe a lot of what you enjoy today to the pioneer, GM!

Is this really the bottom? Is it lower than the Dodge star wars tie in? Or the poser hurst Dodge? Or the paint package Chevy and GMC? Or the ford electronic doodads? Bet I just enraged Scott again. Who's to say. What's lower is marks blatant bias

I've read about this a week ago and didn't post it, because of Christmas time, but it didn't prevent ford horde with Low up front to mention RAM even in this article about ford Low.

http://www.autonews.com/article/20151211/OEM01/151219970/ford-worker-in-ohio-charged-with-stealing-tire-sensors-selling-them

That's the difference between RAM owner and Ford owner.

I've read about this a week ago and didn't post it, because of Christmas time, but it didn't prevent ford horde with Low up front to mention RAM even in this article about ford Low.

http://www.autonews.com/article/20151211/OEM01/151219970/ford-worker-in-ohio-charged-with-stealing-tire-sensors-selling-them

That's the difference between RAM owner and Ford owner.

@Lou_BC
VW timing is bad. Next day it was revealed that Toyota GM, Ford, Mercedes,and VW , all part of 579 Corporations, that DID NOT pay tax last year to the Australian Government.
Seeing that Ford, GM and Toyota are shutting down their Australiian operations in 2017, this could be the Worst PR ever for the companies

I'm sick of trucks, I own a drive a pickup but I need it for hauling and towing.
I would ratter drive a Kia Soul or a Saturn Redline car instead of my truck. Driving my truck I don't think my balls are bigger.
My truck may sit for a month between using it where sometimes the brake pads stick to the rotors then I have to rock it back and forth so it can start moving.

Reading the comments here I get the impression you guys think you're special cause you drive a truck.
You're not! Most of the public look at you as an uneducated hillbilly.

F650 in Australia. In this case, providing the "ride" for part Afghan/Aboriginal Footballer Ben Barbra and his date.
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk200/RobertRyan4/image_zps6irv38lt.jpeg

We are talking F-150. 1. Ford finally ditched the awful twin I-beam suspension and adopted upper and lower control arms with ball joints so your F-150 no longer wanders all over the road.
2. Ford finally adopted the self locking front diff so you no longer had to get out of your truck to lock in the 4x4 hubs.
3. Auto transfer cases, nuff said.
4. Fully boxed hydro formed frames so your truck doesn't flex, twist and bounce all over the place when off roading.
Yeah, you ford fans owe a lot of what you enjoy today to the pioneer, GM!


Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Dec 17, 2015 8:54:48 PM

That is truly a sad sad sad response.
1 Ford ditched the twin I beam with the new 97 model year truck. Almost 20 years ago. And before that Ford used control arms in other vehicles so control arm are not a new concept. Sorry, epic Fail on that one.
2 Ford used both auto locking with manuall locking hubs in the 90s. 97 went to auto only. The Explorer was auto only back in the early 90s. Again nothing remotely new. Fail again little buddy.
3GM does not make transfers nor does Ford. They buy them from borgwarner and newprocess. I believe Ford started off with shift on the fly transfer cases way before GM did. But again these are purchased products. Nice try.
4 I'm pretty sure Ford used a fully boxed frame in the F150 before the GM twins did. GM was advertising hydro formed frames and Ford was fully boxed.

Sorry GMjerk, you failed.

@LMAO:
I believe, I am pretty sure are typical responses of a Ford fan but that is not a fact. What I stated is. I worked with GM on the development of the 'autotrac transfer case'. You do know what 'autotrac' is don't you? Anyways, keep it real and research your comments before you make them. Pretty sure, I believe, HAHA!

What year GMjerknow because Ford was using transfer cases with an electric clutch design in the 90s for transfer case engagement vs shift motor only. Electric clutch is much smoother than shift motor. Then you have the problematic front diff shift fork in the GM trucks if I remember correctly. Again nice try.

@LMAO:
Nope! I didn't help ford develop the burning ignition switches, burning pinto's or the Ford exploder, all of which killed more many people. Look it up.

Hmmmm, I remember a recall right away on the Ford ignitions switch. I so remember criminal charges against GM for HIDING their faulty ignition switchs. Nice try. Look it up.

Know what Lou? I don't give a rats rearend what the public thinks about me. I love my truck and I'll never stop driving her

"That is ridiculous that some high paid UAW worker has to do something like this"

This reminds me of the vermin, from some RAT liberal area in the NW of the U.S., that got their wages bumped to $15/hour and STILL wanted to keep getting their guvmint handouts.

@ LMAO:
You should remember the Ford ignition switch recall, it remains the largest recall in history. I guess your thoughts of FORD being the best are creditable in some areas, not even GM's ignition recall could beat Ford's.

Ford's big fire recall was cruise control switch related.
GM's big recall was for ignition switches. GM tried to cover-up their problem. Ford did not but was slow to sort it out. Toyota UA was another example of a big recall that was slow to fix. Chrysler has been hit with huge fines due to under-reporting injury and death.

None of them are innocent when it comes to recalls and putting profit before customers.

You are right GMjerk. The recall involved a lot of cars trucks and vans. However Ford recalled them along with the Texas instruments brake pressure switch quickly. We did not see this stuff hidden under the rug in hopes no one would find it. That is a big difference. GM was hiding the issue and hosed the families by saying it was the OLD GM and screwed people. And I am in no way saying Ford is the best. They have their gremlins too. So get over yourself.

Fact: GM settled with affected individuals and families. However, I do not agree with what they did concerning a cover up. Corporate America, go figure.

If that's the case then that is good. Last I heard a few months ago they were hiding behind the bankrupcy. Greed is prevalent in corporations. I don't care who it is. This we agree on.

@LMAO:
To you sir: I tip my hat.
Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays, which ever applies to you!


Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Dec 18, 2015 11:23:33 AM

FYI, we have a lot of GM products in out fleet. About the same amount of Ford products. So I'm not biased to far on the Ford side. I see great in both lines of vehicles. At least the truck and van side. Safe travels.

The American worker is a Donkey
I am surprised that there are still auto jobs for them in 2015

@GMSGREAT or johnny blow, the only thing you helped develop is what you leave floating every morning. That's it.

@Truck Crazy:
The only thing i'm sure that you have helped develop is the increased drag on our welfare system.

@Johnny blow or GMSGREAT, not me buddy. I have a job I work everyday. No welfare here. Wish I could say the same thing for you. Don't ever call me out and say im on welfare. Never been there. I thank GOD for that. You need to take a step back and look at yourself before you point fingers at me.

@Truck Crazy:
You don't wanna be called out, then stop talking floaters.



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