Trusted 71-year-old pharmacist found guilty of 52 charges of theft

He was fined $26,000 and ordered to pay back the money

As pharmacist Michael Gild entered his eighth decade of life, there was no reason to suspect he was a “flimflam” man systematically pocketing money from the till.

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Aged 71, the much loved grandfather was considered a hard-working pharmacist and had the complete trust of his employers.

But then one of them overhead a customer complain that Mr Gild had not given them change.

CCTV footage revealed he had pocketed $80. But it was only the start.

Now a jury has found Mr Gild guilty of 52 charges of theft.

He was convicted

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