Port Charlotte, FL – 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 theft of medication.
The investigation revealed the Pharmacy Manager, Kerolos Ibrahim (9/25/91), was captured on video surveillance by Loss Prevention/Assets committing multiple non-controlled substances, prescription thefts. The manager was observed removing medication from the shelf, placing it inside a plastic bag, and driving to his place of residency in Sarasota County. With the assistance of the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, a search warrant was conducted at his residence where items were collected.
The pharmacy manager was cooperative and provided a sworn statement, where he confessed to taking the medication. Ibrahim was arrested and charged with Grand Theft ($94,000) . At this time, it does not appear that any customer information was used during the commission of the crime. However, this is still an active investigation.
“A special thank you to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance with this case. We always appreciate the support when our jurisdictions collide,” states Sheriff Bill Prummell.