Local Pharmacist Admits To Stolen Over 90,000 Drugs From Pharmacy – Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office
Port Charlotte, Florida – November 18, 2022
On Thursday, November 17, 2022, the Economic Crimes Unit and Criminal Investigations Unit responded to the Winn Dixie, 3280 Tamiami Trail, in reference to an alleged drug theft.
Investigation revealed that Pharmacy Manager Kerolos Ibrahim (9/25/91) was captured on CCTV by Loss Prevention/Assets committing several uncontrolled substance, prescription thefts. The official was observed removing medication from the shelf, placing it in a plastic bag and driving to his place of residence in Sarasota County. With the assistance of the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, a search warrant was completed at his residence where items were recovered.
The pharmacy manager was cooperative and provided an affidavit in which he confessed to taking the drug. Ibrahim was arrested and charged with Grand Theft ($94,000). At this time, it does not appear that any customer information was used in the commission of the crime. However, it is still an active investigation.
“Special thanks to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in this matter. We always appreciate support when our jurisdictions come into conflict,” says Sheriff Bill Prummell.