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Man Accused Of Stealing Human Skin From Hospital

A Pennsylvania man is facing three criminal charges after police say he stole more than $350,000 worth of skin graphs from his job.

Man Accused Of Stealing Human Skin From Hospital
Philadelphia Police Department
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A Pennsylvania man was arrested on suspicion of stealing $350,000 worth of... human skin. 

"Investigators say Gary Dudek used his position as a medical professional to steal the skin... According to court papers the theft happen between November 2011 and July 2013." (Via WBRE)

​Dudek worked as a sales representative for Organogenesis. (Via Organogenesis Inc.)

According to Police, Dudek was managing accounts for the bioscience department of Mercy Hospital and made sure it was supplied with adequate skin grafts. (Via KYW-TV)

According to authorities, Dudek had an open purchase order, meaning he could order the grafts whenever he wanted. 

"Records show when hospital officials conducted an audit of their financed, they realized the numbers didn't add up and skin grafts were missing... Surveillance cameras caught Dudek taking skin grafts from the hospital and placing them in his car." (Via WCAU)

Dudek earned commission from the sales, and that's what police say could be his motive. Authorities are not yet sure what he with those grafts, but WCAU talked to Dudek's attorney who said.

"To take this into the criminal arena against a man who has been nothing but hard-working and law-abiding his entire life is a bit draconian, in my view."

Dudek was arrested Tuesday but was released after posting 10 percent of his $10,000 bail.