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Police: DeKalb pharmacy employee stole birth control

DeKALB — A 27-year-old employee of the DeKalb Walmart pharmacy faces criminal charges for allegedly stealing birth control pills from the store, court records show.

Amanda M. Clemente, of the 300 block of College Avenue in DeKalb, was charged with theft and unauthorized possession of a prescription form after allegedly stealing from Walmart from Jan. 6 to Sept. 26, 2013, court records show.

Police say on Jan. 6, 2013, Clemente changed her prescription for Nuvaring, a form of birth control, from one to four packs over a 30-day period. Clemente received a total of 14 packs more of the birth control than what she was prescribed, court records show.

As a pharmacy employee, Clemente had access to the computers to change her prescription, according to court records. Each Nuvaring pack costs $109.78, meaning Clemente stole a total of $1,536.92 worth of the birth control, court records show.

DeKalb police arrested Clemente on Wednesday at Walmart, 2300 Sycamore Road. She posted $500 bail Thursday and was released from DeKalb County Jail while the case was pending.

If convicted of the more serious charge, theft, Clemente would face up to five years in prison. She is next due in court March 5.

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