Florida police last week took into the custody the director of administration at Melbourne Same Day Surgery Center, alleging he was selling stolen surgical equipment on eBay.
According to a report at Florida Today, Corey Hollmann established an eBay account with the username msds1035, apparently referencing Melbourne Same Day Surgery Center and its street address, 1035 S. Apollo Boulevard. The account was offering sale of video equipment and a skin drafting device, all reportedly stolen from First Holmes Regional Medical Center, another healthcare facility operated by Tollman’s overarching employer, Health First.
“When equipment was reported missing last month, our security partners conducted an investigation and discovered numerous pieces of equipment were missing and had been posted on an e-commerce site for sale,” wrote Health First in a statement. “We informed the Melbourne Police Department of the situation and as a result, an employee was arrested. Per our policies, the associate has been removed from the organization.”
Police records indicate that Hollman didn’t have permission to remove or sell the equipment. The same documents record Tollman’s claim that he was selling the devices because they were “expired,” and he intended to use the proceeds to replace them with new models.
Spectrum News 13 in Orlando reports Tollman was apprehended after an undercover officer made arrangements to purchase the skin-graft device for $150. The equipment is valued at $25,000.
After posting a $7,000 bond, Tollman was released from jail.
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