Walgreens Pharmacist, Addicted to Pain Meds, Admits to Stealing Painkillers

Feb 20, 2013 Full story: Patch.com 20

A pharmacist faces criminal charges for stealing hydrocodone and oxycodone from work.

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Diane

United States

#1 Feb 20, 2013
Oops ...bad publicity is better than no publicity?
Wife

Metairie, LA

#3 Feb 20, 2013
Good grief! 80 pills in one shift alone? She had to have been selling them also. What an idiot!
Altec Lansing

San Antonio, TX

#4 Feb 20, 2013
Wife wrote:
Good grief! 80 pills in one shift alone? She had to have been selling them also. What an idiot!
That's exactly what I was thinking. Once caught, a criminal will usually try to minimize the crime in some way (i.e. I was only doing it because I was addicted).
Ron

Stuart, FL

#5 Feb 20, 2013
One for you...3 for me!!!
whatajoke

Chicago, IL

#6 Feb 20, 2013
What a great loss prevention team we have. This woman is doing this for 2 years before a police ivestigation solves this crime? Why are we wasting so much money on LP staff?

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#7 Feb 20, 2013
Some girls have all the luck, some girls get all the breaks...
Wagschmag

Palatine, IL

#8 Feb 20, 2013
Diane wrote:
Oops ...bad publicity is better than no publicity?
Here's another gem from today's news. IT contractor steals computer equipment from Walgreens; claims the equipment "fell off the truck." Gotta love it!
http://my.chicagotribune.com/#section/-1/arti...
Welcome2Walgreen s

Indianapolis, IN

#9 Feb 20, 2013
Our painting crew seemed to have a lot to chat about to a customer , they were having a long debate of how to keep a probation officer happy. This was while painting inside the pharmacy area !

We are too busy to watch contractor's every move.

Walgreens sees most of our moves, all on camera that is watched off site now.
Theft will be caught sooner or later. Nice if they stop the truck items from going into the compactors! Heard that was a way some get their delivery put away on time.
Chong

Scottdale, PA

#10 Feb 21, 2013
We had a pharmacist on the news last night for selling Oxycodond thru the drive thru. He's facing 20 years .

http://m.wtae.com/news/Former-pharmacist-indi...
Wagschmag

Palatine, IL

#11 Feb 21, 2013
Way to live the Cultural Beliefs--live it, own it, TAKE it! LOL.
wagthug

Strafford, MO

#12 Feb 21, 2013
st louis has a lot of losers. remember that manager chism?..arrogant dummy who knew files of customers rx information were openly accesible because they were stored in the bathroom. yes the public bathrooms. a customer even asked him why such items would be there.this was when hippa policy bs was starting up. dummy didnt even bother to move them. well customer comes back and sees they are still there and calls the st louis dispatch. chism was fired. it was unbelievable. on a side note this guy mr. chism looked liked peter from the family guy.
Concerned

Saint Charles, MO

#13 Mar 2, 2013
With all the investigation why not check out the doctor and see if there might be a reason for her addiction .Also check out why it took 2 years for this to surface. Then after you do your jobs & investigation work put all parties in the picture and let them all suffer .
Ron

Stuart, FL

#15 Mar 3, 2013
wouldratherdoit wrote:
Check out this one I found. She stole 80,000 pills.
http://www.goerie.com/article/20121010/NEWS02...
THE ARTICLE SAYS,"She took pills from January 2009 to February 2010" which would be 307 pills stolen per day,5 days a week for 13 months straight...and ONLY received 3 years probation...something sounds real fishy here...DOESN'T MAKE SENSE
Wife

Metairie, LA

#16 Mar 3, 2013
If she sold at least 75,000 of those pills for at least $5 a pill, she racked up $375,000 or more! Not a bad paycheck for 13 months of work plus her $120,000 salary for that year, but I still say she is an idiot.
ripped off

Hurst, TX

#18 Mar 12, 2013
We picked up a prescription today from WALGREENS and the bottom of the bag had been opened and only HALF of the medication is in the bottle. We complained and they just said "oh sorry" and filled it to the 30 pills. Someone at WALGREENS is stealing meds and all they can say is OH SORRY? Yes, reported but who knows if there will be follow up
Welcome2Walgreen s

Indianapolis, IN

#20 Mar 13, 2013
Chong wrote:
We had a pharmacist on the news last night for selling Oxycodond thru the drive thru. He's facing 20 years .
http://m.wtae.com/news/Former-pharmacist-indi...
OMG- THAT IS MORE TIME THEN THE ROBBERS GET ! HOW much could that stunt pay him? I always tell myself my every move is on camera and now being watched off site as we work. Every pill is tracked. Not a smart thing to do. Sad, what a waste , he had to be very smart to get through school.
Welcome2Walgreen s

Indianapolis, IN

#21 Mar 13, 2013
Wife wrote:
If she sold at least 75,000 of those pills for at least $5 a pill, she racked up $375,000 or more! Not a bad paycheck for 13 months of work plus her $120,000 salary for that year, but I still say she is an idiot.
Wouldn't $5.00 a pill be street value. The dealer picking them up would need to make a profit also ?
That is a ton of money, no wonder why we get robbed so much. Still, every pill is tracked. Seems very hard to believe that many went out the door with out Loss Prevention catching on. Makes me think others were in on this with in the company. Others would have to help keep counts "looking good " and off the radar of shrink reports over that long of a time frame.
Ron

Stuart, FL

#23 May 1, 2013
0cheesydoodoop wrote:
I found this medicine to be very effective. Of course, everyone's tolerance to pain medication is different, but for me, when Tylenol #3, Vicodin, Naproxen Sodium, and Ibuprofen didn't seem to help even in the slightest bit, but tramadol from RXAIRSTOREPILLS.INFO was a great relief for me. I am grateful to find something that helped my chronic pain problem.
Every post from Austria is a scam other wise why would the person copy and paste the same exact post with different user accounts
CBRx

Clarkston, GA

#25 May 10, 2014
Wife wrote:
Good grief! 80 pills in one shift alone? She had to have been selling them also. What an idiot!
A recovering addict nurse commenting on a FB pharmacy site said she would take 23 every morning then finish the night off with more before getting caught. I couldn't even imagine trying to function on that. So apparently 80 is not even a 3 day supply for some users.

Since: Feb 09

Chicago, IL

#26 May 11, 2014
I can't believe that They didn't catch this at inventory time? Something doesn't seem right. Was she a floater for awhile before getting a store? There is no way this wasn't noticed unless she filled the bottles with something else.

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