CVS employee stole $2.5M worth of diabetic test strips, feds charge

A senior assistant purchasing manager for CVS Pharmacy in Rochester, N.Y., has been charged with stealing more than $2.5 million worth of diabetic strips from his employer, The Democrat & Chronicle reports.

The U.S. Attorney's Office charged Antonio Rivera with theft of pre-retail medical products, trafficking in stolen pre-retail medical products, conspiracy to sell and distribute stolen medical products and wire fraud.

Mr. Rivera stole 20,203 boxes of diabetic test strips and at one point had $718,629 in "wire fraud proceeds" in his PayPal account, prosecutors said.

He had been employed as a purchasing manager since 2007 and was transferred to the CVS in Rochester in June 2017.

If convicted, Mr. Rivera faces up to 20 years in prison.

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