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Gouverneur man accused of seeking refund for stolen medication

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A Gouverneur man on Saturday was accused of stealing medicine, then trying to get a cash refund from two Watertown Kinney Drug stores.

Watertown police charged Eli B. Hubbard Jr., 37, with two counts of first-degree falsifying business records and single counts of petit larceny and attempted petit larceny.

Mr. Hubbard was accused of taking four boxes of over-the-counter medication, worth $101.96, on Tuesday from the Kinney store at 905 Coffeen St., then returning some for a refund. Then, on Wednesday, he attempted to exchange more stolen merchandise for cash at the 1729 State St. store, police said.

He was held at the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building on $750 bail.

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