[PHOTO CREDIT: Lake County Sheriff’s Office]
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CLERMONT, Florida – A Walgreen’s regional manager reported to police that pills began missing from a Clermont location about two months ago. Store employee Kailynn Quiana Quinones, 23, was, arrested late last week and charged with grand theft for stealing oxycodone and alprazolam pills valued at nearly $4,000.
According to an arrest report, Quinones was pulled aside and interviewed once a list of possible suspects was narrowed down. She allegedly “admitted that she has been stealing oxycodones and alprazolams for roughly five months… [and] stated she was concealing the medications to provide for her toddler and her unborn baby”, stated police.
The case against Quinones was not difficult to close, according to the arresting officer’s report: “I made contact with Kailynn, I read her Miranda Rights from an agency issued card. She verbally admitted to me that she has been stealing from the company. Kalynn stated that it started off in small amounts, roughly 10 pills at a time. Once she realized that she was not getting caught, she began stealing in larger quantities.”
“She signed consent to search her vehicle where 72 pills were recovered”, the report adds. Quinones bond was set at $2,000.
James Hope is a Florida Bar Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer who has been practicing criminal law in Tavares, Florida, since 1987. He has also been the Publisher and Executive Editor of Lake Legal News since 2009. He may be contacted at LakeLegalNews@gmail.com, or through his website at www.AttorneyJamesHope.com. [PHOTO CREDIT: Bonnie Whicher]