‘I can’t imagine what they’re thinking’: Man charged with stealing thousands of dollars from pharmacy

A man has been charged with theft after police say he stole more than $4 million from the King Soopers pharmacy chain in North Carolina.

Authorities say John Thomas Lee, 36, used a fake name and a fake address to purchase the pharmacy, according to a news release.

The investigation began in late January after the store notified the state of a possible breach of its security, the release stated.

Officers responded to a home in the 7200 block of N. East Avenue in Concord, North Carolina, around 1:40 p.m.

Thursday and found Lee, who was “acting suspiciously and holding a rifle and ammunition,” according to the release.

He then fled the scene, according.

Lee was arrested and booked into the Charlotte County Jail, the department said.

Lee was arraigned Thursday afternoon in Charlotte County Superior Court on a count of burglary and other charges.