An employee at Sutter Delta Medical Center in Antioch has been arrested for allegedly embezzling up to $1 million in medical equipment and supplies from the hospital and selling them online, police said today.
Gary Lee Childress, 23, of Rio Vista, was arrested in the parking lot of the hospital on Monday evening on suspicion of embezzlement and possession of stolen property, according to police.
Police said Childress had been stealing supplies from the hospital and selling the stolen items to unknowing buyers on eBay for the past several months. He has been employed as an Environmental Services worker at Sutter Delta since 2011, according to police.
A hospital spokesperson was not immediately available for comment on the arrest.
Detectives served a search warrant at the suspect’s Rio Vista home, where they found “evidence of this extensive theft” both at the residence and in his car, police said in a statement.
Proceeds from these sales were also found and seized under the warrant, according to police.
Police said Childress has cooperated with their investigation and that some of the stolen hospital property has been recovered.
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