Feds: CVS worker in Rochester stole $2.5 million worth of diabetic test strips


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    Rochester, N.Y. – A Williamsville man is accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of diabetic test strips.

    Prosecutors say Antonio Rivera, 35, was a senior assistant purchasing associate for CVS Pharmacy, which required him to order retail products.

    Investigators determined he ordered an excess amount of diabetic test strips, would intercept shipments and then sell the materials to third party buyers.

    Prosecutors say the alleged scheme was discovered when CVS flagged purchases at the Humboldt Street CVS location in Rochester. There, a package was found without a CVS label and with Rivera’s return address on it.

    An audit reportedly found that 20,203 boxes purchased by Rivera were unaccounted for – a loss of more than $2.5 million.

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