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Canadian Man Found Guilty in $18.7M Maple Syrup Heist

Canadian Man Found Guilty in $18.7M Maple Syrup Heist: Amy Eckert / Getty

Amy Eckert / Getty

Fitting that one of Canada’s biggest heists in its history was related to the theft of maple syrup.

In a turn of events that should surprise no one, four men were accused of stealing 9500 barrels of maple syrup with a street value of $18.7 million from the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers, which is a real thing we promise. One of those men, Etienne Saint-Pierre, was found guilty over the weekend. A total of 26 people were arrested in relation to the theft, which went down in 2012.

The best part? In the end it was discovered that the maple syrup had been drained and replaced with water.

At first this type of heist seems nonsensical, but it all begins to make sense when you remember how expensive maple syrup is whenever you want to make pancakes.

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