Medical Thieves- Publicly Hanged

| April 5, 2020

Personal Protective Equipment

A source sends us a two-fer of criminals looking to profit from the theft of sorely needed PPE that helps our medical folks and first responders stay a bit safer from the virus. If there isn’t a special place for these people, there should be.

Arizona Hospital Aide Steals Coronavirus Protective Equipment Supplies Worth $1,700, Police Say

By Stephen Sorace

A hospital housekeeping employee in Arizona was arrested and subsequently fired after police say he admitted to stealing personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Keith Brown, 49, was arrested at Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott after hospital officials reported a suspected theft, police Lt. Jon Brambila said.

Officers found $1,700 worth of gear and supplies inside Brown’s car and home, including gloves, hand sanitizer, surgical scrubs, washcloths, paper towels, masks, bleach cleaner, toilet paper and an automatic hand sanitizer, Brambila said.

Many of the items have been in short supply during the COVID-19 outbreak as health workers race to treat a surging number of patients.

Police were working to return the stolen equipment and supplies to the hospital, the department said.

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New Orleans convention center official arrested after masks stolen from makeshift coronavirus hospital, police say

By: Travis Fedschun

The public safety director at the New Orleans convention center that is being transformed into a makeshift hospital for coronavirus patients was arrested Friday for allegedly stealing dozens of masks meant for medical workers, according to officials.

The Louisiana State Police said Vernon Giscombe, 58, was arrested Friday after an officer with the state Department of Public Safety noticed a woman carrying boxes to a car outside the Morial Convention Center.

After growing suspicious, the officer and two LSP troopers stopped the vehicle and discovered two boxes of N95 masks inside. The masks are a vital piece of safety gear that many health care professionals have lacked due to supply shortages during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Giscombe — who was driving the car — confessed that he took two other boxes of masks earlier in the day, the LSP told FOX8.

He was arrested on suspicion of theft and malfeasance in office, according to FOX8. A spokesperson for state police told the television station that the woman, who has not yet been identified, also worked for the convention center.”

Court records obtained by The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate, which first reported the arrest, said each box contained 20 masks..

The paper reported Giscombe gave troopers permission to search his home, where they found the two additional boxes.

According to his LinkedIn page, Giscombe is listed as assistant director of public safety for the convention center and has been employed there since March 2013.

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Category: COVID-19, Crime, Guest Link, Police

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  1. Sparks says:

    Catch them and wear their asses out with a night stick.

  2. 5th/77th FA says:

    What in the everloving trailer park trash from hell? In both cases, y’all check the linkys and read some of the comments. In the FIRST story a commentator was, naturally, blaming Trump for the lack of supplies and the guy needing to steal them. Even quoted the past (Oblowme era) Head of NHI that it was Trump’s fault that the supply in the warehouses were never replaced, though Oblowme (and Bushy 2) had plenty of opportunity to make sure that it was done. Which, BTW, would it not be the responsibility of the head of that department to ensure that supplies were replaced. Seems like the last time I checked, President Trump was the PRESIDENT, not the warehouse manager.

    And the dindu nuffin in NO? Their politicians have been crooked long before the Beast Butler imposed the FIRST Martial Law in 1862. He’ll get a walk…”I was taking these to another location for safekeeping until they’re needed over there.”

  3. ChipNASA says:

    You said “publicly hanged”.
    *leaving disappointed *

    • AW1Ed says:

      I’d like to see them dangling from a street light a-la Mussolini, as a warning. But I don’t get to make the rules.

    • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

      The clientele at the BTJT Deli (Home of the WORLD FAMOUS Cockmeat Sammich) need to ber a hold of both of these shitweasels first…then hang their asses.

  4. OWB says:

    One of the local hospitals reported a lot of their stock developed feet. Despicable.

  5. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    Put the convicted perps to work giving sponge baths to infected ICU patients, with only self-improvised PPE.

  6. David says:

    Singapore caning with a split bamboo cane. Keep going till they sing soprano.

  7. Mason says:

    Is the media still outraged that Trump suggested this sort of thing was happening?

    As he asked this weekend, Trump would appreciate if they reported the truth during this crisis and afterwards they can return to their fake news.

  8. 5th/77th FA says:

    Meanwhile a small Veteran Owned Georgia Company is trying to switch from tee shirt making to mask making. At cost! BZ Nine Line!