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Man poses as pharma rep to steal drug samples

Bad: A pharmacy sales rep showing up in a busy office. Worse: A fake sales rep who smooth-talks his way in so he can steal all your drug sample inventory.

That’s exactly what happened at a practice in East Northport, New York. The thief, who hasn’t yet been identified, walked into the office around lunchtime claiming to want to chat with some of the doctors and managed to talk (or sneak) his way into the sample area. Once in there, he snagged about $300 worth of a variety of prescription drugs.

A good reminder that no matter how busy the office is, certain areas need closer security — and to lock up expensive supplies whenever possible.

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