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Surgery Center Administrator Caught Selling Stolen Medical Devices on eBay

Published: May 8, 2018

Corey Hollmann STEEP DISCOUNT Corey Hollmann is accused of selling medical equipment worth thousands for $150.

The former head of a Florida outpatient surgery center stole and then tried to sell thousands of dollars worth of the facility's medical equipment on eBay, including monitors, imaging systems and skin-grafting instruments, say police.

Health First, the company that employed Corey Scott Hollmann, 44, to run Melbourne (Fla.) Same Day Surgery Center, informed police that numerous pieces of equipment it discovered were missing had been posted on an e-commerce site for sale.

Police set up a sting to buy a $2,500 dermatome Mr. Hollmann had posted on eBay for $149.99. Mr. Hollman left enough clues to sink a ship, according to the police affidavit.

The first giveaway was Mr. Hollman's eBay username "msds1035," which stood for Melbourne Same Day Surgery and its address 1035 South Appolo Blvd.

Police say "HRMC" was clearly displayed on the Zimmer Dermatome box &mash; as in, property of Holmes Regional Medical Center, a nearby facility that Health First also runs.

After communicating via text with Mr. Hollman to arrange the purchase, police say Mr. Hollmann handed over the dermatome to an undercover police detective in the surgery center parking lot in exchange for $150 cash. Other items police allege Mr. Hollmann listed on eBay included a Stryker WiSE Monitor Set and a Stryker SDC Ultra HD Information Image Management System Endoscopy 240050.

For his part, Mr. Hollman told police he was selling "expired" equipment in order to buy newer equipment — something he "did not believe he needed anyone's permission to do, even though Health First has their own disposal procedure of expired equipment," according to the affidavit.

Mr. Hollman is charged with grand theft and dealing in stolen property, both felonies. Mr. Hollmann did not respond to a request for comment.

Richard Abowitz

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