Detroit police probe whether pilfered pickles being sold

Posted at 7:29 AM, Dec 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-02 07:29:38-05

Detroit police say thousands of dollars of pickles, bloody mary mix and chips may have been pilfered from a pickle company and sold by some area stores at cut-rate prices.

Detective Mike Pacteles says an inventory at McClure's Pickles in Detroit prompted concerns. He tells 7 Action News the theft totaling more than $13,000 included 58 cases of chips worth $710 and $486 in Bloody Mary mix. The pickles were in 5- and 1-gallon containers.

Pacteles says five area stores were found selling products at bargain prices. Store owners or workers could face charges if they got the products illegally.