Nassau County DA
Rabin Purnsrian accused of buying bottles of vitamins and medication, exchanging the contents with fakes and then returning for a full refund.
A Long Island man allegedly risked the health of countless consumers just to get a refund.
Nassau County police say Rabin Purnsrian, of North Woodmere, purchased various products -- including medicine and vitamins -- at several CVS stores then replaced them with imitation goods and returned the items for a full refund.
Investigators were tipped-off when an elderly woman, 72, became ill after taking what she thought were omega-3 pills -- that were actually male-enhancement drugs.
Police charged Purnsrian, 43, with grand larceny, falsifying business records, scheme to defraud and other charges. He was to be arraigned in First District Court in Hempstead on Wednesday.
Nassau County District Attorney's office set up a hotline where anyone who may have purchased the expired or mislabeled medications or vitamins can call 516-870-2802.