Meriden police: Woman stole $45,000 worth of medication while working at veterinary clinic 

Meriden police: Woman stole $45,000 worth of medication while working at veterinary clinic 



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MERIDEN — A Branford woman was charged after police said she stole about $45,000 worth of medication while working at East Side Veterinary Clinic. 

Laura Kelly, 36, of 232 Monticello Dr., Branford, was charged March 8 with first-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit first-degree larceny.

In 2014, the owners of veterinary clinic, located at 785 Paddock Ave., discovered around $45,000 worth of flea and tick medication was missing from a storage area, according to police spokesman Sgt. Darrin McKay. Police investigated but were unable to develop a suspect.

In 2016, the clinic owners received a tip the stolen medication was sold on eBay, McKay said. 

The detective bureau resumed the investigation and worked closely with eBay and the Department of Revenue Services. Police discovered Kelly sold the medication using her then-boyfriend’s account, telling him she was taking home samples from work, McKay said.

Police determined Kelly made about $23,000 selling the medication through eBay, McKay said. The Department of Revenue Services also determined Kelly was the person selling the medication.

Dr. Kris Park, of East Side Veterinary Clinic, said Kelly was terminated in January 2017. 

Kelly was released on $25,000 bond. She is scheduled to appear in Meriden Superior Court on March 22. 


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