Potato Broker Steals $700K From Farmers
STEVENS POINT, WI - There’s only one thing worse than a thief, and that’s a potato thief! While it’s sort of maybe kind of not really understandable why someone would pilfer potatoes—I mean, have you tried one?!—we all know that justice is sweeter than any tasty tuber, and one spud swindler is about to find out just how sweet justice can be. Hopefully his appetite doesn’t only include starchy substances!
According to a report by Fox WZAW, Thomas Lundgren, the former owner of potato brokerage firm Spud City Sales, has been accused of failing to pay farmers and trucking companies across Wisconsin upwards of $700,000 and defrauding one farmer of $100,000.
The news source reports that he has been charged with 16 counts of theft, which he will go to trial for this week.
Will the brokerage bandit meet his match after attempting to steal away with hundreds of thousands of dollars in yams? Only time will tell.
For those of you with appetites whet for justice, keep following AndNowUKnow as we continue to bring you the latest produce plunders.