Price You May Be Paying For Toner

by | Oct 18, 2011

Worker Admits To Stealing Millions From Hospital

Last November authorities arrested and charged an employee at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center with stealing millions of dollars worth of printer toner from the hospital and selling it on the black market to fund his lavish lifestyle. Earlier this month Gumbs pleaded guilty to grand larceny.

Gumbs, who was fired after being caught, now faces between 2-1/2 to 7-1/2 years in the slammer for essentially stealing money from the Hospital. In addition to jail time, Gumbs is being forced to sell and return the proceeds to the pricey items he got with his ill-gotten gains. Items like his 2011 BMW X6, a diamond Rolex watch, myriad Louis Vuitton bags and more. Unfortunately he won’t be able to reimburse the hospital for other things he spent his stolen money on, like trips to Cancun and Las Vegas.

Over the course of his scam—in which the receiving clerk would order toner to the hospital for printers they didn’t even have, intercept them on the loading dock and then sell them for pure profit—Gumbs is said to have stolen well over $1 million dollars from the renowned hospital.

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