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CVS employee who stole more than $2 million in diabetic test strips sentenced to prison

A former CVS employee who stole more than $2 million worth of diabetic test strips has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison.

Antonio Rivera, 36, will also have to pay $2.5 million in restitution to CVS.

Rivera, who was employed as a senior assistant purchasing assistant, bought excessive amounts of diabetic test strips. CVS’ systems flagged a purchase at a location in Rochester in July 2018. Prosecutors say they package had Rivera’s return address on it.

Prosecutors say Rivera would steal the excess orders and sell them to a third party. An audit found more than 20,000 boxes of strips were unaccounted for. Prosecutors say that totaled to a loss of more than $2.5 million.

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