Barrington police charge pharmacy worker with larceny

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A Providence man who worked part-time for RiteAid Pharmacies across the region is facing charges after he allegedly stole prescription medication.

Barrington police charged 24-year-old Matthew J. Ponnequin with larceny of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance on Wednesday, Jan. 8.

Mr. Ponnequin had been employed as a part-time pill-counter for RiteAid, but had drawn the attention of store officials after medication at some of the pharmacy locations had gone missing. Store officials checked video surveillance, which allegedly showed Mr. Ponnequin stealing Oxycodone pills.

Officials shared this information with Barrington police, who arrested Mr. Ponnequin. Police said Mr. Ponnequin later admitted to taking 100 Oxycodone pills.

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