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EssilorLuxottica discovers fraud at plant in Thailand

PARIS, Dec 30 (Reuters) - EssilorLuxottica said on Monday that its subsidiary Essilor International had discovered fraudulent financial activity at a plant in Thailand.

The group, which was formed last year from the merger of French lens maker Essilor and Italian eyewear group Luxottica, also said in a statement that the financial impact from the suspected fraud is estimated to be of a maximum of 190 million euros ($212.80 million) before insurance. ($1 = 0.8929 euros) (Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Writing by Matthieu Protard and Louise Heavens)

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