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Prison cook licks food and deliberately spills ice on the floor before giving it to officers

By Mason White 11:48 AM June 1, 2014
Yolanda Arguello 

By: Aarav Sen
(Scroll down for video) A woman is in trouble after she was caught licking food before serving it to officers.

59-year-old Yolanda Arguello, was arrested and suspended from her job as the cook at the South Valley New Mexico Women’s Recovery Academy in Albuquerque.

The cook was accused of serving contaminated cheese and ice to state employees. Other employees saw her licking pieces of cheese before placing it on sandwiches, which she served to probation and parole officers.

The 59-year-old woman allegedly told coworkers that “she will show them who was special and better than others.”

Coworkers allegedly told investigators that Arguello also placed ice cubes on the floor and then served it to officers in iced tea. On other occasions, she licked the ice cubes before placing it in their drinks.

Arguello has been charged with three counts of assaulting a peace officer. She was also banned from going to the facility while her case is ongoing.