Swedish Economic Crime Authority said in a statement two people
were arrested on suspicion of aggravated insider trading after a
substantial amount of shares were sold ahead of a profit warning
from the company in December.
The authority did not name the suspects.
"We take very seriously on these events and the information that
now has come to our attention. We are of course cooperating with
the Swedish Economic Crime Authority," Fingerprint Cards
Chairman Jan Wareby said in a statement.
Soderfjell and Carlstrom did not immediately respond to Reuters'
requests to comment. Fingerprint Cards was not immediately
available for further comment.
The company's shares were down 7.5 percent by 1106 GMT. Since
end-August, the shares have roughly halved in value.
Carlstrom was replaced as chief executive in 2014 after police
began an investigation into insider trading. Fingerprint Cards
then chairman said Carlstrom denied the allegations.
He formally stepped down as CEO in 2015. He remains one of the
company's major shareholders.
The company in December cut its revenue forecast for this year
after overestimating demand for its touch sensors in smartphones.
(Reporting by Anna Ringstrom and Daniel Dickson. Editing by Jane
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