Man Hoarded Enough Supplies To 'Outfit An Entire Hospital,' Coughs On FBI Agents

Holly Matkin

Baruch Feldheim was selling respirators and personal protection equipment to doctors and nurses at 700 percent markups.

Brooklyn, NY – A man who was hoarding respirators, personal protection equipment and disinfecting items and selling them to nurses and doctors at outrageously-inflated prices was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Sunday.

Baruch Feldheim, 43, claimed he was infected with the novel coronavirus as he coughed on the agents who came to arrest him at his Borough Park home, the New York Post reported.

According to police, Feldheim allegedly sold 1,000 N95 respirator masks to a New Jersey doctor at an approximately 700 markup on March 18.

He pocketed $12,000 in the deal.

Feldheim told the doctor to go to a vehicle repair shop in Irvington, New Jersey, to pick up supplies the doctor had ordered, the New York Post reported.

The doctor told investigators that the suspect had enough surgical supplies, chemical cleaning agents, Clorox wipes, and hand sanitizers at the shop “to outfit an entire hospital,” according to police.

On March 23, Feldheim allegedly tried to sell surgical gowns to a nurse from the stockpile he had stored at his home.

A massive shipment of approximately eight pallets of face masks was delivered at his residence on March 25, and FBI agents soon spotted empty N95 mask boxes outside the home, the New York Post reported.

The agents began watching Feldheim’s residence, and noticed that people kept showing up and leaving with boxes and bags of suspected medical supplies.

They confronted the alleged price-gouging hoarder outside his home on Sunday, the New York Post reported.

“When the agents were within four to five feet of him, Feldheim allegedly coughed in their direction without covering his mouth,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a press release. “At that point, Feldheim told the FBI agents that that he had the Coronavirus.”

He also claimed that he worked for a company that bought and sold personal protective equipment, and said he never personally had the items in his possession – all of which investigators said was a lie.

Feldheim was arrested on charges of making false statements and assault.

He faces up to six years in prison and fines of up to $350,000 if convicted, according to WNBC.

After he was taken into custody, the FBI searched a warehouse in Linden, New Jersey and located approximately 80,000 N95 masks, the New York Post reported.

On March 25, the federal government issued an executive order banning citizens from hoarding the medical and personal protection equipment that doctors and nurses need in order to help slow the spread of the pandemic, BuzzFeed News reported.

Comments (108)
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Caroparks53
Caroparks53

Scum.throw the book at this pos..he is trash

LostAllSanity
LostAllSanity

Critical events bring out the best...and the worst...of people. May I suggest that as we face the next few weeks we focus on kindness and compassion - especially for our first responders, hospital staffs and labs working tirelessly for a solution. Be safe and in Prayer.

h1ghest_commdenom
h1ghest_commdenom

Why is there no picture of the selfish white man?

Raidergsmith
Raidergsmith

Hang that S.O.B.!

Elder
Elder

I can't believe how greedy and hateful some people are

Nylady1717
Nylady1717

I hope the Feds release the evidence as quickly as this scumbag will be set free!!

DR226
DR226

Making false statements will most likely be tossed due to the fact that Comey, McCabe, Hillary, and the rest of the liars who've been trying to take down President Trump. Why do these people think they're above the law? But this POS should do some time for being an asshole.

Gramercy
Gramercy

This was New York? Where supplies are desperately needed, according to its governor? Hard for me to fathom how people think, act and work..for this man, MONEY seems to be the faithful factor. Nice to know that "in the end"..his soul may lose it all!

Cop Watch
Cop Watch

i bet the feds stole his stash too!

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Lilbabe45
Lilbabe45

Fuck you

Terminaters168
Terminaters168

You would lose that bet

flybynight
flybynight

Well he is a loser.

SWAT
SWAT

As long as they have it to first responders it’s ok

chiefd
chiefd

Do you ever get tired of playing on a computer in mommy's basement?

Cop Watch
Cop Watch

why not ask your mom!

flybynight
flybynight

You could ask your sperm donor dad but I'm sure you don't know who he is.

vwiles34
vwiles34

Hope they do like they did the two brothers in TN who had hoarded hand sanitizer to sell at jacked up prices. And make him donate all the stuff he stockpiled losing the money he spent buying them. And still charge him with price gouging.

Rob56
Rob56

whatdid this guy know and when did he know it ?

Tbella31
Tbella31

It's Trumps fault?? Ok. I'm pretty sure in 2015 someone who wasnt a medical expert named Bill Gates, said we should get supplies ready so were ready for a pandemic. And Trump wasnt president. No previous presidents had anything ready in case of something like this. New Yorks brilliant gov has people dying cause even after this hit the US, he told his citizens to go out like they normally would. Go to MOVIE THEATERS, go celebrate Chinese NY-with a bunch of people who likely just fled CHINA and the virus there. He never closed the subways. Trump closed our borders, and what were ur democrats saying then? "That's xenophobic. He cant do that." Quit blaming Trump. Hes been in office for 3 yrs and done nothing but good for Americans, unlike the lifetime politicians who want to keep America down and broke. Go look at all the BS the democrats tried to hide in the Stimulus bill. They could care less about Americans during this pandemic

Fubar66
Fubar66

I'm betting he plea bargains down to a slap on the wrist in exchange for donating the stashed supplies to a local hospital. ;-)

Vinman92
Vinman92

That all makes sense. However it's not any different than hospitals marking up surgery and inpatient prescriptions - same % markup and no one does or says anything.

kgolfinghawaii
kgolfinghawaii

You knew he had to look like Kazinski.

Patriot 345
Patriot 345

You are such a partison liar. Blame your Democrat mayor and governor for being asleep at the wheel. It is their responsibility to tend to their brainwashed zombies. Idiot

Quasar704
Quasar704

“Usual suspect”?

bryantrent
bryantrent

What a idiot

Gunnersbumpa
Gunnersbumpa

Just put him in general population and let some people know what he did, he'll get true judgement and we won't have to pay court costs.

Lesstalkmoreaction
Lesstalkmoreaction

It was a non-violent crime that took planning. Of course it was a white guy.

BigPapaFrosty
BigPapaFrosty

So he coughed on the FBI agents so they should sue him for endangerment by trying to give someone an infectious disease.

Buzzard
Buzzard

Okay, yes this guy is an asshole but the feds aren't any better. Shop on Amazon for these supplies and find out they are all being held for the feds/hospitals.

BlueProtects
BlueProtects

If they don't convict to the ultimate maximum you will see this kind of thing run rampant. This judgment will set the presidents of future cases.

DeeBlue
DeeBlue

Stop watching CNN, all they do is make up fake news to destroy President Trump....You all going to have to handle him for another four more years....so get ready the ride is going to be long and painful for people like you.
#TRUMP2020

DeeBlue
DeeBlue

Of course typical DEMOCRAT....
get ready 4 more years
#TRUMP2020

dusty103
dusty103

How does a civilian idiot get a hold of hospital supplies? This is apparently a national problem no one considered. Hospital supplies should be restricted for hospitals first, not greedy idiots.

NewHavenWilliam
NewHavenWilliam

Yes, throw the book at him. He obtained the masks with fraudulent intent then gouged doctors on the price. The doctors themselves may bare some responsibility here too, but that's to be found out another day. The poor "cops" doing their job may be the ones who pay the steepest price. Asshole.

2ezas
2ezas

I agree but disagree to an extent. If he legally purchased them, should it be criminal to sell at a profit? What should be the legal profit margin?

Now that it is a worldwide pandemic, he should just sell them at cost 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️

Makes you wonder who else is hoarding & ripping people off. Can’t find shot at the store 😷🧻🧻🥘🥘


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