EMPLOYEE SCAMS $3.8M FROM CANCER HOSPITAL (INK CARTRIDGES)

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EMPLOYEE SCAMS $3.8M FROM CANCER HOSPITAL (INK CARTRIDGES)

 user 2010-12-06 at 8:32:17 am Views: 66
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    http://www.dnainfo.com/20101202/midtown/sloankettering-employee-accused-of-38m-ink-cartridge-scam

    EMPLOYEE SCAMS $3.8M FROM CANCER HOSPITAL (INK CARTRIDGES) 
    Sloan-Kettering Employee Accused of $3.8M Ink Cartridge Scam
    Marque Gumbs allegedly stole ink cartridges from the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center building on East 53rd Street.MIDTOWN — A 32-year-old hospital worker was arrested for allegedly stealing over a million dollars worth of toner-cartridges over three years and selling them on the black market, according to court papers.Marque Gumbs, who earned $37,000 a year from the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, allegedly lived the high-life after selling the cartridges. He padded his bank account with $149,048 worth of cash deposits and also paid $50,500 in cash for a BMW X6, according to court papers.Gumbs was arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court Wednesday and charged with grand larceny. He is being held on a $100,000 bail.”He kept a fairly low profile, but the way he dressed was a little flashy,” a neighbor of his at the Trump Plaza in New Rochelle told The Wall Street Journal. “You could tell he wore fancy clothes but he himself was low key as a person.”Gumbs reportedly worked as a receiving clerk at the hospital’s outpatient campus on East 53rd Street. The job gave him control over ordering, receiving and stocking the ink cartridges.

    He ordered $1.2 million worth of cartridges between October 2009 and August 2010 that were not compatible with any of the printers at his facility, the complaint said. Gumbs ordered a total of about $3.8 million worth of ink cartridges while he was working for Sloan-Kettering, The Journal reported.Gumbs allegedly asked the delivery truck to meet him on the street instead of inside the building and then stashed the goods inside the garbage bay area, according to the court papers.A spokesperson for Sloan-Kettering told The Journal that Gumbs started working cancer center in 1999 but has been terminated.

    http://www.dnainfo.com/20101202/midtown/sloankettering-employee-accused-of-38m-ink-cartridge-scam

    http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2010/12/scumbag-steals-millions-from-hospital-with-printer-toner-scam/
    Scumbag Steals Millions From Hospital With Printer Toner Scam
    As a receiving clerk for New York’s Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 32-year-old Marque Gumbs made $US37,000 a year. Well, that’s how much he made officially. He actually raked in millions by ordering and flipping thousands of unneeded toner-ink cartridges.

    Marque Gumbs was just another office supply guy. When the hospital’s printers needed new toner cartridges, he was responsible for ordering them from Office Depot, receiving them, and installing them in the facility’s various printers. But according to a recently filed criminal complaint, Gumbs didn’t just order the toner the hospital needed – he was responsible for ordering $US3.8 million in unnecessary and incompatible cartridges over the last six years, none of which, authorities say, ever even made it into the hospital.

    Here’s how the scam worked: Before one of his special deliveries, Gumbs would call the Office Depot driver and arrange to meet him on the street instead of the usual receiving area. Then he’d sell toner in bulk, and he made quite a bit of money doing it. From October 2009 to August 2010 alone, Gumbs ordered $US1.2 million in toner the hospital didn’t need. He used that money to pay for a 2011 BMW X6 and a one-bedroom apartment in a Trump Plaza high rise, putting down $US50,000 in cash for the car’s down payment.

    Thankfully, this most detestable scumbag was caught – video surveillance shows him intercepting the toner deliveries and ferreting them off to the hospital’s garage – and he’s currently being held on a charge grand larceny in excess of $US1 million

    http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2010/12/scumbag-steals-millions-from-hospital-with-printer-toner-scam/