Skip to comments.Kmart worker accused of poisoning
Posted on 04/11/2007 10:54:34 AM PDT by bedolido
former Kmart employee was arrested and accused of putting rat poison in packages of ground beef at one of its stores last week, authorities said. Officials said nobody bought the three packages of tainted meat.Karen Wyndham, 45, of Cottageville, S.C., was charged with tampering with consumer products, according to the FBI. She was arrested Monday and released on a personal recognizance bond after appearing in court.
The Kmart where Wyndham worked took all packaged meat off its shelves after an employee conducting a routine inspection found that three packages had been tampered with, The Post and Courier of Charleston reported in Tuesday's newspapers.
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There’s some sick people in this world.
I wonder if this was a blue light special
Or fly on something named “ValuJet”
One of the most dangerous things you can do is to hire an employee.
Interesting another employee decided to inspect those particular packages at that particular time. Kmart and it’s customers were either very lucky or someone was watching her. We are at the mercy of anyone who wants to tamper with food. Can’t believe she’s walking the streets.
released on a personal recognizance bond
WHAT?!? Personal recognizance bond? Shes an effing psycho!
Chicks are treated very differently by the courts.
Hopefully she was released straight into the criminally insane institution. We've got poison dog food, worry about AQ getting into the human food supply, and now an idiot American woman wants to poison unsuspecting American families. The world turns too fast for me sometimes.
This woman could have poisoned quite a few people (3 pagkages @ several folks a package) and is released ROR? For goodness sake, a daycare center could have prepared hamburgers. Just wow.
I have a saying “There was a Christian in the room”. Meaning, in all walks of life there are Christians silently setting standards.
I wonder now days how things will develop as we remove God from schools and public life - There will be fewer “Christians in the room”.
A former Kmart employee accused of putting rat poison in packages of ground beef told authorities she was upset about the way the store treated its workers.
She told agents she wanted to “slow down the meat department’s money making by cutting into their sales,” according to an affidavit.
Wyndham, who usually worked in the dairy area, had argued with her supervisor that day, according to the FBI.
Wyndham had argued with her supervisor that morning because he told her to help hang about 2,700 sale tags in the food market area, according to the FBI agent’s affidavit. Wyndham usually only had to hang tags in the dairy area where she worked.
Wyndham confessed to hiding d-Con rodent poison pellets in several packages of ground beef, the agent said. Wyndham told the agent she wanted to “slow down the meat department’s money-making by cutting into their sales,” according to the affidavit. The agent wrote that Wyndham was upset about Kmart management’s “abuse” of employees. Company spokesman Chris Brathwaite said he wouldn’t comment on anything in the affidavit.
The maximum punishment is three years in prison.
Wyndham was released on a personal recognizance bond but is under house arrest and is being monitored electronically. She is prohibited from entering any Kmart, grocery store or food service establishment and must undergo a psychiatric evaluation, the court said. She could not be reached Tuesday for comment.
Yes...my brother has hired his share of theives.
Preparing a “Wal-mart” defense — unable to “earn a living” with “deserved benefits,” this woman is driven to extremes. A real freedom fighter, taking on evil corporate American retail.
Remember, red meat won’t kill you. It’s blue-green meat ya gotta watch out for.
Who goes to KMart for their meat?
Are they the same ones who go to McDonalds for a healthy salad?
This woman has the makings of a serial killer, should be kept locked up.
A company spokeswoman told the newspaper that Wyndham no longer works at the store.
Given the court's absurd response to this crime, I guess the company found it necessary to state the obvious.
As if anyone would notice rat poison in a KMart hamburger. It would probably make it taste better and I guess that would be thefirst warning that something was wrong.
Kmart sells meat? ugh...
It's funny that you attributed that "statement of the obvious" to the company... whereas I would have attributed it to the reporter who would have asked the obvious question, "Mr. Company Spokesman, is the poisoner still an employee of your store?"... and then felt compelled to report that obvious.
Sadly, both are a statement on how things are not as obvious as they should be in today's messed up society, that the question had to be asked at all, and that it needed to be reported on. To rational people, IT'S OBVIOUS.
PS: Humans are messed up. A dog would never intentionally poison anyone. :-)
So the natural response is to kill some innocent shoppers?
Lady, if you don't like the job you were hired to do, THEN QUIT !
I hope this sharp employee gets a serious bonus. He or she saved lives *and* her employer's reputation.
It's quite possible too, that this employee was suspicious of the activities of the perp, and paid a little extra attention. That's a good thing, too. Ordinary people can be heroes sometimes.
I don’t know what the law is, but this category of crime should require life in prison without parole.
Good grief... this woman got *murderously* deranged just for being asked to do this little task? And just because it was "outside her area"??
Wow... she needs to be put away. She's nuts, and she's going to go nonlinear again someplace, sometime, and probably soon.
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