Worker Caught Skimming Beekeeper’s Wax

Worker Caught Skimming Beekeeper’s Wax

A Chowchilla man, sits behind bars, accused of skimming hundreds of pounds of beeswax.
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Madera County – A Chowchilla man, who, according to his booking sheet, lists his occupation as Beekeeper, sits behind bars – accused of skimming hundreds of pounds of beeswax off a Madera County Apiarist.
 
26-year old Karl Robert Glick, is suspected of pocketing more than $2,000 at the beekeeper’s expense.
 
On Saturday, the honey farmer discovered equipment missing from his shop. While visiting one of his hives, saw a bill of sale for $1700 in plain view inside the suspect’s open car; and later in the day, deputies would seize the stolen property along with nearly 200 pounds of beeswax from the suspect’s property.
 
The suspect is accused of stealing the wax and selling it to a company in Fresno.
 
Profits from honey sales are only part of the beekeeping industry. Beeswax, commonly known for production in candle-making, is a major commodity and its uses are widespread. Purified and bleached beeswax, for example, is used in the production of food, skin care, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
 
Glick is facing felony charges that include burglary and possession of stolen property. He remains jailed at this hour with bail set at $15,000
 
Based on evidence deputies have gleaned so far, it’s believed that this is not an isolated incident. The case remains open. Anyone who may have information about this type of theft in the apiary industry is urged to call either the Madera County Sheriff’s Office at 675-7770 or CRIME STOPPER at 498-STOP.
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