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August 8, 2022
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Canada’s ‘maple syrup heist’ thief must repay millions for sweet stolen goods

Perpetrators siphoned syrup from barrels stored in Quebec’s strategic maple syrup reserves and replaced it with water

Richard Vallières’s plan to make millions of dollars was deceptively simple: secretly drain the province of Quebec’s strategic maple syrup reserve and then sell the illicit product.

But the Quebec man’s daring theft fell short after police were tipped off and he and his accomplices landed in jail.

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