Goodyear Pharmacy Tech Sentenced For Selling Stolen Diabetic Test Strips

A Goodyear Pharmacy Technician, Robert Brian Kemple, has been convicted of stealing hundreds of boxes of diabetic test strips from his employer. Kemple pleaded guilty to one count of Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices, a Class 2 Felony; one count of Trafficking in Stolen Property in the First Degree, a Class 2 Felony; and Computer Tampering, a Class 3 Felony.

Kemple, age 31, was charged in June 2018 with 33 criminal offenses for stealing over $100,000 of medical supplies from the CVS Pharmacy where he worked as a Pharmacy Technician. According to the Attorney General’s office, investigators determined that Kemple used his position as a Pharmacy Technician to order additional diabetic test strips for the pharmacy. Kemple would then steal the additional test strips and later sell them online.

Investigators found that between March 2017 and September 2017, Kemple stole 556 boxes of the test strips from his employer.

Kemple was sentenced to serve six months in the Maricopa County Jail and was ordered to serve a term of five years supervised probation. Under the conditions of his sentence, Kemple has been ordered to pay restitution to the victim, CVS Pharmacy, in the amount of $100,540.44.