Friday, September 14, 2012

Rite Aid Employee Accused Of Stealing Drugs, Cash www.privateofficer.com

LOCKPORT NY Sept 14 2012—An employee in the pharmacy of Rite Aid in Lockport has been arrested for stealing hydrocodone pills and money.

Jeannine M. Lapaglia, 45, of Lockport has been charged with fourth degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and fourth degree grand larceny, both felonies.

SP Lockport was contacted by Rite Aid security after they conducted an internal investigation related to the theft of money by an employee that involved voided transactions and altered transactions. The investigation additionally revealed that Lapaglia had allegedly stolen 1,300 hydrocodone pills from the pharmacy over five months.

Police said their investigation revealed that she was giving the stolen hydrocodone pills to another unidentified subject while she kept the stolen money for herself.

She was arraigned in Lockport Town Court and was remanded to the Niagara County Jail on $1,000 cash bail.

She is scheduled to return to court on Sept. 13. 9-10-12

Source:north country gazette

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