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Alibaba fires four employees accused of stealing mooncakes

Chinese internet giant Alibaba on Wednesday fired four of its employees for allegedly reprogramming an internal system to steal more than 100 boxes of mooncakes.

India TV Business Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: September 15, 2016 18:54 IST ]
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Chinese internet giant Alibaba on Wednesday fired four of its employees for allegedly reprogramming an internal system to steal more than 100 boxes of mooncakes.

Mooncake is a traditional delicacy that is shared during this week's Mid-Autumn Festival.

State media reported Wednesday that Alibaba had offered a discount to employees for buying the circular treats, given during the festival that begins Thursday.

They said the fired employees exploited loopholes in the software to obtain more than the allotted amount and pilfered a total of 124 boxes of cakes.

(With AP inputs)

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