Suspect found with 42,000 pounds of stolen pistachios from California farm

Alberto Montemayor, 34, was arrested in connection with 42,000 pounds worth of stolen pistachios from a California farm.

TULARE COUNTY (KPIX) -- A suspect has been arrested after about 42,000 pounds of pistachios were stolen from a Central California farm this month.

The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office said during a recent routine audit, the Touchstone Pistachio Company discovered that thousands of pounds of pistachios had gone missing.

On Friday, some leads helped detectives track a tractor-trailer with the stolen pistachios to a lot in Delano. Detectives also discovered that the stolen pistachios were being moved into smaller bags that were then being re-sold.

Pistachios

It’s unclear how much product had been moved, but deputies returned the remaining nuts back to the Touchstone Pistachio Company.

One man, 34-year-old Alberto Montemayor, was arrested. He has been booked into Tulare County Jail.

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(1) comment

Clackakitty

"Detectives also discovered that the stolen pistachios were being moved into smaller bags that were then being re-sold."

You mean he wasn't going to eat them all by himself?

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