Officials: Florida Man Stole 4 Million Pounds of Citrus

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Winter Haven, FL

This article was originally posted in the Orlando Sentinel:

WINTER HAVEN — State agriculture officials say a Florida man is accused of illegally obtaining more than 4 million pounds of citrus, valued at over half a million dollars, from five different individuals and companies.

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam said in a news release Friday that Bradley Reiter of Winter Haven entered into three contracts to harvest local citrus groves in March 2014.

In the following months, Reiter, who, as it turns out, was not a licensed citrus dealer, went in and harvested oranges and grapefruit from the groves.

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