Woman who attempted to poison her former colleagues is arrested

The ex-employee wanted to get revenge.

When these office workers poured themselves their first coffee of the day they thought they were in for the regular nine-to-five.

But as each one fell sick with gut upsets and diarrhoea they realised something must be up – this wasn’t the kind of ‘help’ coffee normally offers. This was bad.

You see, instead of water inside the coffee machine, there was window cleaner.

For this group of employees they had only one person they suspected – a cleaner who who used to work with them, who had allegedly fallen out with the team.

After reporting their suspicions to the police, their ex-coworker Mayda Rivera-Juarez, 32, was arrested, charged with attempting to poison her former colleagues with cleaning products.

Mayda Rivera-Juarez
Mayda Rivera-Juarez was arrested for attempting to murder her former co-workers. (Credit: Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office)

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