Employee Pleads Guilty To Stealing Over $2M Worth Of Diabetic Test Strips

US Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced that Antonio Rivera, 35, of Williamsville, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford to wire fraud. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Assistant US Attorney Melissa Marangola, who is handling the case, stated that since February 2007, the defendant was employed as a Senior Assistant Purchasing Associate for CVS Pharmacy. This position required Rivera to order a variety of retail products sold by CVS, including diabetic test strips.

In July, 2018, CVS’s internal systems red flagged the purchasing of diabetic test strips at a CVS located in Rochester, NY. A package located in the store’s shipping area did not have a CVS label, included Rivera’s return address, and came from a company with which CVS does not do business. A subsequent internal investigation by CVS determined that Rivera routinely… Genesee Sun

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