Four Cuban factory workers were reportedly arrested after it was discovered that they stole nearly 3,000 pounds of cheese from their state-owned workplace. Cuban network Canal Caribe reported that four employees from Holguín Dairy Company were taken into custody after being caught moving 1,485 pounds of cheese that was stolen from the factory. To be fair, this is probably the only crime I’ve sympathized with!
- In total, they stole just about 3,000 pounds of cheese. It was later discovered that a total of 2,945 pounds of cheese had been moved from the factory to two houses in the area. In fact, the two homes where the stolen cheese was kept were only a few yards from the Holguín Dairy Company!
- They set up quite an operation. While the cheese was initially kept at one property for an undetermined amount of time, it was then moved to a second house where it was refrigerated in an air conditioned room. From there, it was allegedly sold on the black market to restaurant owners. I never realized there was a black market for cheese, but it does make sense.
- The employees involved are in big trouble. After the unnamed employees (or former employees!) were arrested, they were charged with theft and unlawful possession of stolen goods. Chances are, they’ll spend a pretty lengthy sentence behind bars if found guilty. Hope that cheese was worth it!
- If you’re going to steal something, let it be cheese. Stealing is never okay, certainly not from your employer, but if you’re going to risk spending years in prison for anything, cheese is just about as good as it gets.