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updated: 5/23/2014 5:28 PM

Chicago man sentenced for pharmacy thefts

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The second of two defendants charged last November with stealing over-the-counter medication from pharmacies in Arlington Heights and South Barrington and reselling them pleaded guilty, court records show.

James Harris, 42, pleaded guilty to continuing a financial crimes enterprise Wednesday, court records show. In exchange for the Chicago man's guilty plea, Cook County Judge Thomas Fecarotta sentenced him to six years in prison, records show.

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Harris, who received credit for 143 days in custody, was sentenced as a class X offender because of a 1993 murder conviction and convictions in 2007 and 2008 for possession of a controlled substance and possession of a stolen motor vehicle.

Fecarotta also ordered Harris to participate in the Illinois Department of Corrections drug rehabilitation program and pay $689 in fines.

Harris and co-defendant Sharonda Booth, 46, stole $3,600 worth of medication from several Walgreens and CVS stores. Booth pleaded guilty in February and was sentenced to six years in prison, records show.

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