A pharmacy technician from Goodyear has been convicted for stealing hundreds of boxes of diabetic test strips from the CVS Pharmacy where he worked.
Robert Brian Kemple, 31, racked up more than $100,000 in stolen medical supplies, which he now must pay back to his former employer, according to Attorney General Mark Brnovich.
Investigators said he used his position as a pharmacy technician to order additional diabetic test strips for the pharmacy, but would sell them online. He reportedly stole more than 556 boxes of the test strips between March and September 2017.
The case was investigated by the Goodyear Police Department and the Attorney General’s Office Health Care Fraud and Abuse Section, and prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Matthew Williams.
Kemple was ultimately charged with 33 criminal offenses last June, and he pleaded guilty to, and was convicted of, one count of fraudulent schemes and artifices and one count of first-degree trafficking in stolen property, both of which are Class 2 felonies; and computer tampering, which is a Class 3 felony.
Kemple was sentenced to serve six months in the Maricopa County Jail, after which he will spend five years on supervised probation.
He must also pay $100,540.44 in restitution to CVS Pharmacy.