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Woman poured Ajax and Windex into office coffee machine to make her supervisor and colleagues sick

By Mason White 4:15 PM August 22, 2017
Mayda Edith Rivera Juarez
Mayda Edith Rivera Juarez
By: William Martin

A woman poured dish soap and window cleaner into an office coffee machine in order to get her supervisor and colleagues sick, according to police in Virginia.

The Loudoun County District Attorney Office said that Mayda Edith Rivera Juarez, 33, appeared before Judge Jeanette A. Irby in Loudoun County Circuit Court for sentencing on one count of adulteration of food with intent to injure or kill.

The court heard that co-workers of Rivera Juarez, began experiencing stomach pain, vomiting, nausea, and other physical ailments.

One of Rivera Juarez’s co-workers noticed that his symptoms usually came on soon after drinking coffee from his workplace break room at JAS Forwarding Worldwide, which is located on Ocean Court in Sterling.

The victim reported his suspicions that someone was tampering with the coffee machine to his supervisor.

The supervisor reviewed security camera footage in the break room, and observed Rivera Juarez pouring Windex into the water reservoir of the office coffee maker.

Rivera Juarez was immediately terminated.

In a subsequent interview with a Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office detective, Rivera Juarez admitted that she intentionally put Windex in the coffee machine in an attempt to make her supervisor sick.

Rivera Juarez went on to explain to the detective that she had also put Ajax dish soap in the coffee machine on a prior occasion, and that she had poured Ajax dish soap directly into her supervisor’s coffee cup.

Rivera Juarez pleaded guilty to the offense. Judge Irby imposed a sentence of three years and six months in the Virginia Department of Corrections.

Upon her release, Rivera Juarez will be placed on three years of post-release supervision.