NYC hospital worker admits stealing $1.2M in toner

July 26, 2011 - 1:29 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York City hospital worker has admitted embezzling $1.2 million from the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center by ordering printer toner, stealing it and then reselling it.

Marque Gumbs, a receiving clerk, pleaded guilty Tuesday to grand larceny.

Prosecutors say Gumbs gradually ordered unneeded printer toner on the hospital's tab. Authorities say he had delivery drivers meet him and give him the supplies on the street, then resold them and pocketed the cash.

Gumbs was fired after his November arrest. The 33-year-old expects to be sentenced Aug. 8 to 2 ½ to 7 ½ years in prison. He'll also have to give up proceeds from selling a BMW SUV, a diamond Rolex watch, Vuitton bags and other pricey items.

The hospital had no immediate comment.