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Crawfish crook stealing traps at Lake Tahoe

INCLINE VILLAGE - A crawfish crook is on the prowl at Lake Tahoe.

Fred Jackson founded his new enterprise, Tahoe Lobster Co., earlier this year, acquired a permit and started harvesting the crawfish in July.

But since August, Jackson says 77 of his traps have disappeared, including 20 stolen in just the past week form the waters off Tahoe's east shore. He estimates losses totaling $8,000.

"It's just destroying us," Jackson told the Reno Gazette-Journal on Friday. "It's huge."

Wardens with the Nevada Department of Wildlife are aware of the thefts but, as they have no suspects. Jackson also filed …

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