Philly Man Charged With Stealing $350K Worth of Human Skin From Hospital

PIC: Philadelphia PD (PD)

PIC: Philadelphia PD (PD)


A medical company sales representative was charged with stealing more than $350,000 worth of human skin over a period of several years.

Gary Dudek, 54, of Wallingford, was arrested Monday and charged with theft, receiving stolen property and tampering with records.
Authorities say he worked until September as a sales representative for a regenerative medicine firm, managing accounts for the bioscience department of Mercy Philadelphia Hospital. In that role, Dudek was allowed to order the skin grafts for the hospital whenever he wanted.

Authorities said the hospital only needed a few grafts at a time. Dudek, however, ordered more than 200 without authorization from November 2011 through July that the hospital never received, investigators said.

Philadelphia police said they do not know the motive or what happened to the grafts, which were valued at $1,700 each.

via Associated Press.


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  • just john

    Weird to think that there’s an established price for human skin.

    • aaron

      Ya I was thinking the same thing how the fuck do you calculate the going rate for skin?

      • Anarchy Pony

        Does it go by cubic inch? Or by the pound? Is there a premium on tan skin? Do freckles devalue it?

        • InfvoCuernos

          I would think young non-tan skin would be the most expensive. Check those children for blemishes before you bring their corpses in for harvesting.

      • just john

        AND the fraud puts a whole new meaning to “skin graft.”

      • kowalityjesus

        its ‘SKN’ on the NYSE

    • BuzzCoastin

      everything hospital related aMerka
      has a reimbursement code & a price

      • aaron

        Yep fuckers tried to charge me $700 for an IV bag years back. I said send it to collections cuz there is no way im paying that and then now 10 years later its off my credit report and never paid it. Fuck your inflated price bullshit and fuck your FICO scores.

      • InfvoCuernos

        Always ask for an itemized bill-not so you can pay it, so you can have a good laugh at the pricing. Ten years ago, a hospital tried to charge a friend of mine $8 for a whole roll of tape that I watched the nurse pull out of her pocket and tear a inch off of to keep the IV in place. She put the tape back in her pocket and walked to the next patient. At the time, retail price(which you know a hospital isn’t paying) for a roll of tape at Rite Aid was $1.50. Doctors roaring out of hospital parking lots driving the latest and best sports cars. It doesn’t take a genius to know when someone is pissing down your leg and telling you its raining.

        • BuzzCoastin

          hospital billing
          makes airport gift shop prices seem reasonable

          there’s a CPT Code for everything
          the hospital & docs get seperate reimbursments
          the doc got something for prescribing the IV
          the hospital got something for the bag, fluid, tape & nurse

          • JohannaHolkhamred321

            My Uncle
            Riley got an almost new red GMC Canyon just by some parttime working online
            with a laptop. visit their website F­i­s­c­a­l­p­o­s­t­.­C­O­M­

        • Number1Framer

          I’m with you there. Ever see an itemized bill for an inpatient surgical procedure? I’ll spare you the suspense: it’s basically 5 goddamn pages of $85 gauze pads and hyper-inflated drugs (but the drugs are the GOOD shit man).

        • kowalityjesus

          me mum works with orthopedic surgeons, one of the head docs has a merc AMG V-12. God bless the guy, very few people can do what he does, smart as hell and hardworking, years and years of school, and very little free time.

  • BuzzCoastin

    a sales representative for a regenerative medicine firm,
    managing accounts for the bioscience department of Mercy Philadelphia Hospital Dudek was allowed to order the skin grafts for the hospital whenever he wanted

    seems like he had every legal right to order
    many other hospital departments
    let the sales guy make order that the hospital pays for
    hard to imagrie why Homeland Hellkare is priced so high

  • Hoarfraust

    mmmm KFC

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