You could make a lot of guacamole with $300,000 worth of avocados. Three California men are facing charges for allegedly stealing that much from their employer. Investigators in Ventura County think the men were pilfering the avocados over the course of several months and then selling them on the side for their own profit. Company officials at Mission Produce say the trio got the opportunity when they stopped allowing customers to pick up orders and then began delivering them.
But some customers continued to travel to the distribution center. Authorities say the suspects sold the customers the avocados, but kept the cash. A suspicious customer eventually turned the trio in.