Sutter Delta Medical Center employee arrested for stealing as much as $1 million in equipment and supplies

Gary Lee Childress

Gary Lee Childress

By Lieutenant Tony Morefield, Antioch Police Investigations Bureau

On Monday, October 6, 2014 at approximately 6:20 PM, Antioch Police Department Detectives arrested Gary Lee Childress, a 23-year-old, for the embezzlement of up to $1,000,000 worth of various medical equipment and supplies from the Sutter Delta Memorial Hospital in Antioch where he had been employed since 2011 as Environmental Services worker. He was apprehended without incident in the parking lot of the hospital as he was reporting for work.

Detectives later served a search warrant, and evidence of this extensive theft was located in his vehicle and at his Rio Vista home. Childress had been stealing the hospital property and selling it on EBay for several months. Some of these items had been shipped all over the country to unknowing buyers. Proceeds from this crime were also located and seized pursuant to a warrant. Childress has been cooperative with the investigation thus far, and some of the stolen property has been recovered.

No further details of this investigation will be released at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Detective Krenz with the Antioch Police Department at (925) 779-6866. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.

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