A former mortuary employee made almost $11,000 promoting 20 containers of useless physique components to somebody she met by an 'oddities' Fb web page, prosecutors allege

  • Prosecutors allege {that a} former mortuary employee offered dozens of useless physique components.
  • Prosecutors allege that she linked together with her purchaser by Fb. 
  • The physique components had been used for medical analysis earlier than they had been despatched to the mortuary. 

A former Arkansas mortuary employee made almost $11,000 promoting containers of useless physique components to somebody she met by an “oddities” Fb web page, prosecutors allege. 

Prosecutors within the US District Court docket for the Jap District of Arkansas allege that 36-year-old Candace Chapman Scott, who labored at a mortuary in Little Rock, Arkansas, stole physique components of cadavers that had been donated to the College of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, based on indictment paperwork unsealed on Friday and seen by Insider.

Attorneys for Scott, who based on court docket paperwork now not works on the mortuary, didn’t instantly reply to Insider’s request for remark. 

In keeping with court docket paperwork, the College of Arkansas for Medical Sciences despatched donated physique components to the mortuary the place Scott labored as soon as researchers had been completed with them. 

However, as an alternative of cremating the physique components, prosecutors allege that Scott offered dozens of physique components to a person in Pennsylvania who she met by an “oddities” Fb group. Court docket paperwork didn’t title the particular Fb web page the place Scott first met the person. 

In keeping with court docket paperwork, prosecutors allege that Scott first reached out to the Pennsylvania man in October 2021, telling him she “LOVED” his Fb web page and asking him, “Simply out of curiosity, would anybody available in the market for a completely in tact [sic], embalmed mind?” 

Prosecutors allege that over the following 9 months, Scott and the person communicated through Fb Messenger, the place she is accused of promoting the person embalmed physique components, together with hearts, brains, genitalia, chunks of pores and skin, ears, fingers, heads, fetuses, and nipples, based on court docket paperwork. 

Prosecutors allege that Scott shipped him the physique components by america Postal Service and made $10,975 complete, which the person despatched to her by 16 separate PayPal transfers, based on the indictment.

The Pennsylvania man supposed to re-sell the physique components on a Fb web page referred to as “The Grand Wunderkammer,” NBC Information reported, citing police and Fb posts that includes photos of baggage and bones. Admins for the group didn’t instantly reply to Insider’s request for remark.

“Nothing like this has ever occurred earlier than involving our program and it isn’t one thing we ever may have imagined,” a spokesperson for the College of Arkansas for Medical Sciences instructed Insider. “We take into account donors to the anatomical reward program to be true heroes and we’re saddened and shocked at these thefts.”

The college stated it has not been capable of establish the identities of the deceased to whom the physique components belonged as a result of the embalming course of damages DNA. 

Scott faces 12 prison fees, together with mail fraud, wire fraud, and interstate transportation of stolen property, based on court docket paperwork. She has pleaded not responsible, court docket paperwork seen by Insider present.

Scott is at present in jail, with a bail listening to scheduled for Tuesday, NBC Information reported. 

The Pennsylvania man has been charged with a misdemeanor depend of abuse of a corpse, a felony and a misdemeanor depend of receiving stolen property, and a felony depend of dealing in proceeds of illegal actions, based on court docket paperwork filed in Pennsylvania. He’s at present not in jail, based on NBC Information. 


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