A group of people accused of stealing from a Petone tobacco company have appeared in court.

The Imperial Tobacco employees were arrested last week and charged with stealing tobacco products from the company over the past two months.

They appeared in the Hutt Valley District Court this morning.

The accused include two security guards and a daughter of one of the employees.


She's charged with receiving tobacco goods knowing they had been stolen.

Last week police recovered significant quantities of stolen tobacco and more than 60-thousand dollars cash from homes in Porirua and the Hutt Valley.

The case will be back in court in September.