Customer takes medication without paying

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CUMMING, Ga. — A man went to pick up his medications, but did not have the money to pay for all of them, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff’s incident report.

On July 2, an employee of CVS, 1230 Buford Highway, told deputies a man shoplifted a bottle of pain medication valued at $11.

The pharmacist said the customer came to pick up three prescriptions, but said he only had enough money to buy the pain medication.

He then went around and asked other store shoppers for money to help him buy the medication.

He was unable to collect enough, so he went back to the pharmacy counter.

When employees looked away, the customer reached over the counter and grabbed the pain medication bottle leaving the other two prescriptions behind.

When the employee was restocking the bottles, she noticed the pain medicine was missing. The employee said video surveillance shows the suspect shoplifting.

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