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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.

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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