MELBOURNE, Florida – The former head of Melbourne Same Day Surgery is accused of selling hospital equipment on eBay, according to the Melbourne Police Department.
Corey Hollman, 44, is accused of selling medical monitors, imaging systems and skin-grafting instruments that belonged to the Melbourne Same Day Surgery hospital.
Hollman’s employer is Health First, which runs the hospital and Holmes Regional Medical Center.
“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. 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,” Health First said in a statement.
Police went to the business after several hospital items were reported missing. An undercover officer zoomed in on some of the pictures found on eBay and saw they were labeled with “HRMC” on the box, which stands for Holmes Regional Medical Center.
Hollman was using an eBay account under the username “msds1025,” which is short for Melbourne Same Day Surgery and its address “1035” on Apollo Blvd.
Hollman is suspected of agreeing to meet up at the surgery center to make a transaction with the undercover officer, according to the arrest affidavit.
In one of the messages, the undercover officer asked, “OK, I’m in Melbourne now; can I pick it up instead of mailing it out?”
Hollman replied, “sure that would be good with me,” according to police.
The undercover officer posed as a real buyer on April 20 and purchased some equipment for $150, which was valued at $25,000.
Hollmann was arrested and charged with Dealing in Stolen Property, and Grand Theft. He was released from jail on $7,000 bond.
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