The Associated Press is reporting that the owner of a pharmacy in Alto, Arizona, is facing charges after his staff members allegedly stole money and used it to buy counterfeit prescription drugs.
Authorities allege that pharmacy owner Mark Anderson was working with a pharmacist at a nearby pharmacy when they allegedly used counterfeit prescription medication to help their customers.
According to the complaint, the pharmacy owner, who was not identified, was also using a pharmacy employee to help sell counterfeit medication to customers.
The pharmacy employee allegedly sold fake medication to two customers and told Anderson that the pharmacy was the only pharmacy in town, according to the affidavit.
The investigation revealed that Anderson was using a pharmacy employee to sell counterfeit medications at a grocery store on a weekday.
The alleged thefts occurred during a week when Anderson was on vacation and was not home, the complaint said.
Anderson was charged with three counts of money laundering and one count of impersonating a pharmaceutically licensed health care professional.
He is being held in the Clark County Jail on $2 million bail.
The Associated Press was not able to reach Anderson for comment.