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Kmart worker accused of poisoning
charlotteobserver ^ | 4-11-2007 | staff writer

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: accused; kmart; poisoning; worker

1 posted on 04/11/2007 10:54:36 AM PDT by bedolido
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To: bedolido

There’s some sick people in this world.


2 posted on 04/11/2007 10:56:03 AM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0 (A day in the country is better than a week in town.)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
There’s some sick people in this world.

Yeah, like the ones who thought it was a good idea to sell ground beef at Kmart.
3 posted on 04/11/2007 10:56:44 AM PDT by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: July 4th

I wonder if this was a blue light special


4 posted on 04/11/2007 10:58:01 AM PDT by bedolido (I can forgive you for killing my sons, but I cannot forgive you for forcing me to kill your sons)
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To: July 4th

Or fly on something named “ValuJet”


5 posted on 04/11/2007 10:58:36 AM PDT by Shermy
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

One of the most dangerous things you can do is to hire an employee.


6 posted on 04/11/2007 10:58:54 AM PDT by MARTIAL MONK
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To: bedolido

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.


7 posted on 04/11/2007 10:59:18 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: bedolido
released on a personal recognizance bond

WHAT?!? Personal recognizance bond? She’s an effing psycho!

Chicks are treated very differently by the courts.

8 posted on 04/11/2007 10:59:57 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: bedolido
released on a personal recognizance bond after appearing in court.

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.

9 posted on 04/11/2007 11:00:18 AM PDT by daybreakcoming (X41:"I will never apologize for the United States of America I don't care what the facts are")
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To: bedolido

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.


10 posted on 04/11/2007 11:00:59 AM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (America: Home of the Free Because of the Brave)
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To: mtbopfuyn

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”.


11 posted on 04/11/2007 11:03:08 AM PDT by donna (America used up all the good weather.)
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To: bedolido

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.


12 posted on 04/11/2007 11:03:40 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: bedolido

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.


13 posted on 04/11/2007 11:07:24 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: MARTIAL MONK

Yes...my brother has hired his share of theives.


14 posted on 04/11/2007 11:12:14 AM PDT by Fawn (http://www.hartzvictims.org/)
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To: kcvl

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.


15 posted on 04/11/2007 11:13:56 AM PDT by sbMKE
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To: bedolido

Remember, red meat won’t kill you. It’s blue-green meat ya gotta watch out for.


16 posted on 04/11/2007 11:15:02 AM PDT by irishtenor (Save the whales. Collect the whole set.)
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To: bedolido

Who goes to KMart for their meat?

Are they the same ones who go to McDonalds for a healthy salad?


17 posted on 04/11/2007 11:19:44 AM PDT by HEY4QDEMS (Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: bedolido
I didn't know KMart sold meat.

This woman has the makings of a serial killer, should be kept locked up.

18 posted on 04/11/2007 11:23:32 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: kcvl

Picture?


19 posted on 04/11/2007 11:27:58 AM PDT by twonie (RUDY FOR PRESIDENT '08. THERE - A COMMITMENT OUT LOUD.)
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To: bedolido; BagCamAddict
Things are pretty messed up in this country. This woman deliberately laced human food in a retail store with rat poison and admits to it, so she gets arrested and then released on the same day "on her own recognizance". By what standards does any court determine that this woman is not an immediate danger to society? Nice touch that they prohibited her from going into any K-Mart or grocery store. I'm sure she wouldn't dream of doing something she knows she isn't supposed to do.

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.

20 posted on 04/11/2007 11:34:49 AM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: bedolido

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.


21 posted on 04/11/2007 12:03:00 PM PDT by PeterFinn (The end of islam is the beginning of peace.)
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To: bedolido

Kmart sells meat? ugh...


22 posted on 04/11/2007 12:14:55 PM PDT by AUJenn
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To: bedolido
A routine inspection of meat in the case? Something doesn’t sound right. Unless these were pillow pack,c02 grinds and she just pushed the pellets in through the poly wrapping.
23 posted on 04/11/2007 12:22:02 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (forbidden fruit creates many jams.)
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To: GovernmentShrinker
Given the court's absurd response to this crime, I guess the company found it necessary to state the obvious.

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. :-)

24 posted on 04/11/2007 12:30:47 PM PDT by BagCamAddict
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To: kcvl
Wyndham was upset about Kmart management’s “abuse” of employees.

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 !

25 posted on 04/11/2007 12:43:56 PM PDT by BagCamAddict
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To: bedolido
...took all packaged meat off its shelves after an employee conducting a routine inspection found that three packages had been tampered with...

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.

26 posted on 04/11/2007 12:44:56 PM PDT by Ramius ([sip])
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To: bedolido

I don’t know what the law is, but this category of crime should require life in prison without parole.


27 posted on 04/11/2007 12:46:01 PM PDT by happygrl
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To: kcvl
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.

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.

28 posted on 04/11/2007 12:48:55 PM PDT by Ramius ([sip])
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