Hamden Pharmacy Employee Accused of Stealing $22,000

An employee of Apex Pharmacy in Hamden is accused of stealing nearly $23,000 over six months.

Jamal Heath, 19, of West Haven, turned himself in to police Tuesday.

Police said they responded to Apex Pharmacy at 2380 Dixwell Ave. on Jan. 29 to investigate reports of fraud and larceny and obtained a warrant for Heath. 

He is accused of stealing more than $22,742.95 between July 2017 and January 2018 by removing 293 items from the shelf, then scanning the items as a return onto his personal debit card, police said.

Heath was charged with first-degree larceny and was released on a written promise to appear in court in Meriden on April 11.

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