Goodyear pharmacy technician pleads guilty to selling diabetic test strips stolen from CVS

A pharmacy technician pleaded guilty for his role in stealing hundreds of boxes of diabetic test strips from his former employer.

Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced the plea Tuesday of Robert Brian Kemple, 30, of Avondale. He was charged in June with 33 criminal offenses for allegedly stealing over $100,000 of medical supplies at a CVS Pharmacy between March 2017 and September 2017.

Investigators allege Mr. Kemple used his position to order diabetic test strips for the store and then would sell them online.

The June indictment was a collaborative effort between Goodyear Police and the Arizona Attorney General’s Office Health Care Fraud and Abuse Section.

Mr. Kemple pleaded guilty to one count of fraudulent schemes and artifices, trafficking in stolen property, computer tampering.

He faces up to 7.5 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections. Mr. Kemple is also required to pay restitution to CVS Pharmacy in the amount of $100,540.44.

A sentencing hearing is scheduled Jan. 15, 2019.



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