Workers Started Getting Sick. Someone Suspected the Coffee

Mayda Rivera Juarez sentenced to 3.5 years for putting Windex, dish soap in work java
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 17, 2017 12:52 PM CDT
Woman Sentenced for Putting Windex, Soap in Work Coffee
Mayda Rivera Juarez   (Loudoun County Sheriff's Office)

(Newser) – A Virginia woman has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for poisoning her co-workers' coffee with Windex and dish soap, the AP reports. Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Plowman announced the sentence Thursday for 33-year-old Mayda Rivera Juarez of Sterling. She pleaded guilty in February to adulteration of food with intent to injure. Prosecutors say co-workers at JAS Forwarding Worldwide in Sterling began experiencing stomach pain and vomiting beginning in January 2016. In October, a victim began to suspect someone was tampering with the coffee.

Prosecutors say a supervisor then found security footage showing Rivera Juarez pouring Windex into the breakroom coffee maker. Authorities say Rivera Juarez was trying to make her boss sick. She also admitted putting soap into the coffee machine and once directly into her boss's cup. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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