A man from Florida will spend two years in jail for stealing more than $22,000 worth of merchandise from Ohio drug stores.
Andres Arias, 36, was part of a criminal ring from Florida to New Jersey, according to the Ohio Attorney General. Arias stole Rogaine and supplements from CVS and Walgreens stores in Hamilton, Warren, Cuyahoga and Summit counties.
As part of the scheme, he flew to cities across the country, rented vehicles and drove to the targeted stores. Once inside, he concealed the stolen goods in false pockets inside his pants.
Investigators said the stolen items were shipped to Arias’ associates in New Jersey, who deposited money into his bank account.
Arias has repaid the $22,000. He pleaded guilty in Warren County to engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity – a second-degree felony.