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December 24, 2013

Pharmacy worker charged in pill theft

DANVERS — A woman who worked as a pharmacy technician at a Danvers CVS has been charged with stealing hundreds of pills, which she then peddled to support a heroin addiction, police allege.

Kathleen Hannify, 28, of Lynn was arrested Friday after managers at the CVS on Route 1 just south of the Ferncroft Rotary called police to report the thefts.

Hannify, who had worked at the store for nearly a year and a half, allegedly confessed to store managers that she’d taken nine pharmacy bottles of Suboxone and its generic equivalent and a bottle of Klonopin over the past several months.

Suboxone, an opiate, is prescribed by some doctors to treat heroin addiction. Klonopin is an anti-anxiety drug.

The total value of the pills was more than $3,600, police said in a report. Hannify had already signed an agreement to repay CVS before police arrived.

She told store employees and police that she had also stolen drugs from a CVS in West Peabody. Danvers officers passed that information along to their counterparts in that city.

Hannify was already on probation and wanted for a violation at the time of her arrest, police said in their report.

Hannify is being held on $750 bail in the Danvers case.

She is due back in court Jan. 13.

Courts reporter Julie Manganis can be reached at 978-338-2521, via email at or on Twitter @SNJulieManganis.

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