Updated:FULTON COUNTY, Ga —
Sandy Springs police have charged a former pharmacy technician with stealing more than 1,000 prescription pills, then selling them on the street.
Quincey Hall, 24, faces felony fraudulent acquisition of a controlled substance charges.
Police told Channel 2’s Mike Petchenik that Walgreens security began noticing irregularities in pill inventory and after reviewing surveillance video, saw Hall pocketing pills, including the painkiller-hydrocodone.
“He admitted to having some financial problem and he was stealing the pills and selling them,” said Sgt. Ron Momon with the Sandy Springs Police Department.
An arrest report said Hall told officers his job didn’t pay him enough money to support himself and his mother.
“If you’re not buying from a pharmacy, buying from people on the street, that is illegal,” said Momon.
Walgreens declined to comment to Petchenik, only to say that the store is cooperating fully with law enforcement.
On-line jail records indicate Hall remained in the Fulton County Jail in lieu of a $25,000 bond.
Customers at the Roswell Road store told Petchenik they were surprised to hear of the theft.
“That’s crazy man,” said Brent Scandrett. “They go to school for what they’re doing, they should know better than that.”