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Cops bust thief who stole 42,000 pounds of pistachios

Cops bust thief who stole 42,000 pounds of pistachios

His shell game may need work.

A California trucker was busted Friday for stealing a trailer with 42,000 pounds of pistachios and repackaging the nuts for sale, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post on Saturday.

Alberto Montemayor, 34, is accused of moving a tractor trailer with the pistachios from the Montemayor Trucking lot to another lot nearby – where the nuts were taken out of 2,000-pound sacks and put in smaller bags, the sheriff’s office said.

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Cops had been called after the Touchstone Pistachio Company found tens of thousands of pounds of missing pistachios during an audit, according to the Facebook post.

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The sheriff’s office added in the Facebook post that the “remaining pistachios were returned to the Touchstone Pistachio Company.”

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