A Chowchilla man is in the Madera County jail after being caught stealing beeswax from a Madera County beekeeper and selling it, Madera County Sheriff's Office said.
Deputies found stolen equipment, nearly 200 pounds of beeswax and a bill for $1,700 in Karl Robert Glick's car Saturday. Glick, 26, is suspected of stealing more than $2,000 of equipment and beeswax from the honey farmer, the sheriff's office said.
Glick is suspected of stealing the beeswax and selling it to a company in Fresno. Beeswax is used in the production of candle-making, food, skin care, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, the sheriff's office said.
Glick faces charges of burglary and possession of stolen property, the sheriff's office said. His bail was set at $15,000.
Deputies believe this was not an isolated incident and are investigating. Anyone with information about this type of theft can call the Madera County Sheriff's Office at (559) 675-7770 or Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-STOP.
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