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.
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.