Grand Theft AvocadoThree California produce workers are facing charges in what police are calling grand theft avocado. Over the past couple of months a shortage of avocados from Mexico has caused prices of the super fruit to almost double. In addition to that, the heat wave and drought in California also hurt production adding to the increase in prices. According to Bloomberg the wholesale price of a box of avocados is more than double what it was a year ago and prices are expected to remain high until later this year. Now three men are facing charges of grand theft of fruit for allegedly stealing $300,000 of avocados. Detectives began investigating the three workers last month after receiving a tip they were conducting unauthorized cash sales of the fruit from a ripening facility in the southern California city of Oxnard. They are being held on $250,000 bail. The sheriff in the area says they are taking the theft seriously because of the popularity of avocados. Who knew you would need a dealer to get your daily dose of healthy fats.