Sloan-Kettering Worker Charged with $3.8M Ink Cartridge Fraud

A 32-year-old healthcare facility employee with the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center building on East 53rd Street was busted and arrested for apparently stealing more than a million dollars worth of toner cartridges over a three year period and selling them to the black market.

Marque Gumbs, who earned $37,000 annually from the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, allegedly lived the high-life right after selling the printer toner cartridges to the underground black market. He padded his checking account with $149,048 worth of cash deposits as well as paid for a BMW X6 for $50,500 in cash. based on court documents.

Gumbs was arraigned in NYC, Manhattan Criminal Court Wednesday and charged with grand larceny. He is being kept in jail and held on a $100,000 bail.

“He kept a fairly low profile, but the way he dressed was a little flashy,” a neighbor of his at the Trump Plaza in New Rochelle told The Wall Street Journal. “You could tell he wore fancy clothes but he himself was low key as a person.”

Gumbs supposedly worked as a receiving clerk at the hospital’s outpatient campus on East 53rd Street. The position offered him to manage control over ordering, receiving and stocking the printer ink cartridges.

He ordered $1.2 million worth of printer cartridges between October 2009 and August 2010 which were not compatible with any of the inkjet printers at his facility, the complaint stated. Gumbs ordered an overall total of approximately $3.8 million worth of ink cartridges while he was employed by Sloan-Kettering.

Gumbs allegedly asked the supply truck to meet him around the street rather than within the building and after that stashed the products inside the garbage bay area, based on the court papers.

A spokesperson for Sloan-Kettering said that Gumbs began doing work at the cancer center in 1999 but has since been terminated.