Man accused of stealing $350K of human skin from hospital
DELAWARE CO., Pa. — A Pennsylvania man has been arrested after being accused of stealing over $350,000 worth of human skin from a hospital.
According to NBC Philadelphia, Gary Dudek, 54, faces theft and tampering with records charges.
Police say he took the skin grafts from a hospital in Philadelphia over the course of two years — until July 2013. It began after the hospital noticed the grafts missing this past January.
Investigators say Dudek had been a sales rep for a regenerative medicine company and was authorized to buy and supply the hospital with skin grafts.
However, they say he made unauthorized purchases for the hospital, but the hospital never received the grafts.
Surveillance video, however, shows the man taking grafts from the hospital and placing them in his car.
It’s not clear what Dudek did with the grafts. But police believe he was buying them in an effort to make commission off the sales.
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