Pinay pleads not guilty to medical supply theft

ABS-CBN North America News Bureau

Posted at Jan 23 2018 11:44 AM

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HONOLULU - A Filipina pharmacy worker pleaded not guilty last week after being charged with taking nearly $700,000 worth of medical supplies at the health center where she was formerly employed.

Authorities accused 47-year-old Stacie Lynn Pihana of ordering more than 2,000 cases of diabetic test strips while working at the Why-Anai Coast Comprehensive Health Center from July 2016 to September 2017.

Pihana allegedly resold the strips to a source that sold them on the black market.

After avoiding authorities for two weeks, Pihana turned herself in and posted the $250,000 bail shortly after. 

Her trial is set for the week of March 19.

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