Woman accused of robbing Augusta pharmacy pleads guilty

Posted March 22, 2013, at 10:13 a.m.
Last modified March 22, 2013, at 12:22 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — An Augusta woman accused of robbing a CVS Pharmacy in her hometown pleaded guilty in federal court on Thursday.

Stephanie McCormick, 22, faces up to 20 years behind bars and a $250,000 fine on a federal robbery charge stemming from the Jan. 22 incident, according to U.S. Attorney Thomas Delahanty II.

Court documents state that a second suspect, 19-year-old Anthony Post of Auburn, handed a pharmacist a note that McCormick wrote.

“Quickly & Calmly put all Oxycodone in bag, if not I have a gun & will start shooting, no scene!” the note read.

The pharmacist gave Post $500 worth of oxycodone, and he got into a vehicle that McCormick was waiting in and the two subsequently fled, according to the prosecution’s version of events to which McCormick pleaded guilty. Neither suspect had a firearm.

Post entered a guilty plea to a federal robbery charge on March 12 and is awaiting sentencing, Delahanty said. A sentencing date has not been set for McCormick.

Post was captured two days after the robbery after his mother recognized him on the pharmacy’s surveillance video, while McCormick was taken into custody on Jan. 30.

A third suspect, Candice Eaton, 26, of Augusta, was arrested on March 11 and charged with accessory after the fact.