MADEIRA BEACH — Authorities arrested a pharmacy technician they said has been systematically stealing nearly $4,000 worth of pain pills over the past several months.
Aldo Patrick Schembari, 25, of Madeira Beach, was arrested Monday evening after his employers at CVS Pharmacy and Pinellas deputies confronted him about the theft.
According to an arrest affidavit, Schembari had more than 30 pills, including hydrocodone and suboxone, in his pockets at the time. They were worth about $110, the report said.
Schembari told deputies he'd been stealing prescription medication from the pharmacy, at 15222 Municipal Drive in Madeira Beach, since April, the report said.
Authorities believe the total value of all the stolen pills is about $3,750.
Schembari faces charges of trafficking in hydrocodone, possession of a controlled substance and theft of property by an employee.
He remained in the Pinellas County Jail on Wednesday without bail.