Bald Florida man gets prison for stealing hair growth products

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Andres Arias (Photo: Ohio Department of Corrections)
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Ohio officials say a Florida man has been sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to pay $22,000 in restitution for his role in a theft ring that stole the hair growth product Rogaine and other over-the-counter drugs.

The Ohio Attorney General's Office says 36-year-old Andres Arias, of Boca Raton, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a racketeering charge in Warren County in southwestern Ohio and was sentenced.

The attorney general's statement says Arias was part of a criminal network that stole Rogaine, a dietary supplement and an over-the-counter weight loss drug, from drug stores throughout Ohio.

According to the statement, Arias would fly from Florida to his target cities, rent a car and hit predetermined stores.

He would then steal the drugs by hiding them in his pants and would ship them to associates in New Jersey for payment.

Arias' attorney says Arias is remorseful and the plea agreement is fair.