- Associated Press - Thursday, April 24, 2014

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) - A former Walgreens pharmacist has pleaded not guilty to a charge that he diverted more than 700 prescription painkiller pills for his own use.

Rutland police say 32-year-old Brandon Cigana of Whitehall, N.Y., had worked at the store since April 2013. The manager told police he discovered some pills were missing after reviewing an internal loss-prevention report in February.

Cigana, who was fired in March, was accused of making “inventory adjustments” on the computer last year. He also was the only pharmacist on duty during a day in February when some pills went missing.

Cigana was arraigned Monday on a felony charge of obtaining a regulated drug by fraud or deceit.

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