Fruit theft on the rise in Michigan


Fruit theft has become more common in Michigan, according to Aubrey Sebolt with the state’s farm bureau.

The latest incident came near Three Rivers, where about $6,000 of cherries and blueberries were stolen from Corey Lake Orchards.

“There were several stories last fall with apples and pumpkins that were stolen, and then this year we’re hearing of a few thefts,” Sebolt told Michigan Farm News. “It’s believed that these people who are stealing the fruit know where to go, when to pick the fruit, and that they have a market for the fruit.”

Most notable last year was thieves stealing about 22,000 apples from an orchard in October.