Florida man accused of stealing four million pounds of citrus

Florida Man Accused of Stealing Four Million Pounds of Citrus

Police say a Florida man stole more than 4 million pounds of citrus.

Officers with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services arrested Bradley Reiter for stealing what comes out to more than $540,000 worth of citrus. According to the investigation, Reiter owns and operates Reiter Citrus, Inc and he made some shady deals with farmers and grove companies. Basically, he signed contracts saying he'll buy the fruit and take it off their land.

Reiter is clearly very good at the "taking" part, but he never paid for anything. Police also say he walked onto one grove without the owner's permission and took 180 boxes of oranges and grapefruit but only wrote a check for half of what he took.

All in all, police say Reiter took about 50,000 boxes of fruit from five different growers. He was booked on charges of scheme to defraud, grand theft, and dealing citrus without a license.

More from AOL.com
Venus Williams wins 700th match of career at Wuhan Open
'America's Most Wanted' fugitive caught in Mexico 25 years later
Obama and Putin: Awkward moments, few breakthroughs
Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.