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Former pharmacy technician pleads guilty in fraud case

December 4, 2018

PHOENIX (AP) — A former pharmacy technician faces prison time when he’s sentenced in the theft of hundreds of boxes of diabetic test strips from his employer.

Robert Brian Kemple pleaded guilty Nov. 27 to one count each of fraud, trafficking in stolen property and computer tampering. In exchange, prosecutors dropped dozens of other counts that accused him of stealing over $100,000 of medical supplies from a CVS pharmacy in Goodyear in 2017.

According to the state Attorney General’s Office, Kemple will be sentenced Jan. 15. His plea agreement calls for a maximum prison sentence of 7.5 years and restitution of $100,540.

The office says Kemple ordered diabetic test strips for the store and then sold them online.

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