The Skin Job

Delco man accused of stealing skin

Gary Dudek, 54 of Wallingford, Delaware County, allegedly stole $357,000 worth of human skin from Mercy Philadelphia Hospital from November 2011 to July of last year.

From September 2006 to September 2013, Dudek worked as a "tissue-regeneration specialist" - a sales representative - for Organogenesis, a Massachusetts firm that specializes in regenerative medicine, a company spokeswoman said.

But in that capacity, Dudek would have had no use for human skin, said the spokeswoman, Angelyn Lowe, director of corporate communications at Organogenesis.

Dudek's job title allowed him to order grafts whenever he needed, according to court records. The hospital only needed three in stock at a time, but Dudek ordered an unauthorized 219 - valued at $1,700 each - which the hospital never saw, the records say.

Philadelphia police said they were unaware of a motive or of what happened to the grafts allegedly ordered by Dudek.

Are you guessing pork rinds? Because I'm guessing pork rinds.

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12 Responses:

  1. Other Jamie says:

    My first thought was shoe repair.

  2. David Hoover says:

    Easier than having to constantly tell it to put the lotion on its skin.

  3. Scott Louis says:

    It's a shame she won't live - but then again, who does?

  4. Mariachi says:

    But in that capacity, Dudek would have had no use for human skin

    Pretty sure we all have a use for human skin.

    Keeps the clothing and upholstery a bit cleaner, for one thing.

  5. Jef Poskanzer says:

    He had a bunch of Necronomicons that needed new covers.

  6. Elusis says:

    Are you guessing pork rinds? Because I'm guessing pork rinds.

    I hate you, Milkman Jamie.