Man charged with stealing prescription drugs

BY DI STAFF | OCTOBER 14, 2009 7:30 AM

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UI police arrested a man after he allegedly stole prescription drugs.

Jack Otto, 48, Davenport, was charged with second-degree theft.

According to reports, Otto allegedly stole prescription drugs from a woman’s purse that was hanging on her wheelchair at UI Hospitals and Clinics on Oct. 7. UI health-care security cameras recorded the theft. The stolen medication totaled $6,134.52.

Second-degree theft is generally punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine up to $7,500.

Otto is being held at the Johnson County Jail on $5,000 cash-only bond.

— by Marleen Linares

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