Friday, February 16, 2007

Grand Theft Defibrillator!

These thieves knew how to strike paydirt! Only problem is, how does one sell these stolen devices? I mean, pacemakers and defibrillators might seem fun and lucrative to steal, but how will they cash out? On E-bay? In veterinary clinics? On the black market?

Oh, and don't forget, all of the devices have serial numbers...


1 comment:

Patrick Kerrigan said...

Dr. Wes, I am a former police detective with the Veterans Administration. The theft of medical equipment has been a problem for a number of years. Some of the stolen stuff ends up on eBay, some stuff gets sold to used medical equipment dealers. Also some stuff ends up in some underdeveloped countries south of the U.S. Some stuff ends up in a black market, where some stuff has been purchased by doctors.

In Africa, medical equipment stolen from hospitals and clinics has been found at private doctor's offices or smuggled across borders to another country.