CVS employee charged with stealing diabetes test strips

ROCHESTER, New York (AP) – A western New York man has been arrested on charges of using his job as a buyer for CVS to steal USD2.5 million worth of diabetes test strips.

US Attorney James P Kennedy Jr said 35-year-old Antonio Rivera ordered excess boxes of the test strips for the Rochester CVS store where he worked and sold them to third-party purchasers.

Kennedy said an internal CVS audit could not account for 20,203 boxes of diabetes test strips purchased by Rivera worth approximately USD2.5 million.

Prosecutors said a forensic accounting found that payments for the fraudulently obtained test strips had been deposited into Rivera’s bank accounts.

Rivera made an initial appearance before Judge Marian W Payson on Friday and was released.

An attorney representing Rivera did not return an email seeking comment.