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Pharmacy Employee Arrested for Stealing Drugs

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Posted: Friday, April 7, 2017 12:07 pm

According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, a pharmacy employee in Key Largo was arrested Tuesday evening after a fellow employee caught her stealing prescription medication while on duty.

Deputy Annette Simo responded to the CVS Pharmacy at the 99.4 mile marker at 8:30 p.m. When she arrived, she met with the store supervisor who called in the report. He said pharmacy employee 53 year old Heather Burckhard had taken Oxycodone from a prescription prepared for a customer.

Another employee discovered the theft when he noticed the prescription packaging had been tampered with. The bag was separated from its label and the bag was crumpled. When he checked the prescription, which he had filled himself, he discovered pills missing. He confronted Burckhard, who admitted to taking the pills and took them out of her pocket and gave them back.

A surveillance camera in the pharmacy provided further confirmation; it showed Burckhard taking the bottle out of the bag and removing the pills.

Burckhard was arrested and charged with grand theft and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. She is being held.

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