- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 25, 2018

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) - Police in Virginia say a Maryland man is accused of stealing medical kits from hospitals and selling them online.

Fairfax County police said in a news release Wednesday that 52-year-old Burke Slater had access to operating rooms as an employee of a medical supply vendor.

WJLA-TV reports a medical supplier in Florida found medical kits on eBay and ran the serial numbers. The medical supplier was told the items were stolen and brought the case to the attention of police.

An investigation found seven medical kits valued around $33,000 each were stolen from at least two hospitals. Police say the medical kits made their way to Florida, Washington state, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Slater was charged with money laundering and other offenses. It is unclear if he has a lawyer.

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Information from: WJLA-TV, http://www.wjla.com


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