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Man steals 7,500 pounds of candy that did not pass inspection and sells them on Craigslist

By Mason White 1:08 PM January 11, 2016
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By: Wayne Morin
Police said that a man in California, stole 7,500 pounds of candy, which were not meant to go on sale, and he sold them to people.

The Victorville Police Department was contacted by the Excel Corporation, which is the West Coast distributor for the Mars Candy Company.

Excel contracted a trucking company to deliver candy that had not passed inspection to a location in San Bernardino for destruction.

The candy could not be sold and had to be destroyed. However, when the truck arrived, it was discovered that approximately 7,500 pounds of candy were missing.

Investigators found online advertisements on Craigslist and Facebook, listing the candy for sale in the suspect’s home.

A search warrant was issued for the home of 35-year-old Jesus Ibarra, which is located in the 13000 Block of Modesto Court in Hesperia.

Investigators discovered his entire garage had been converted into a candy store with approximately 30 racks of candy in boxes, all of which were labeled and priced.

Loss prevention officers from the Excel Corporation, were able to positively identify the candy in Ibarra’s home from the serial numbers on the side of the boxes.

Ibarra was booked at the High Desert Detention Center. He was released after posting $50,000 bail.