Woman who placed needles in strawberries caught;

was a former farm worker who was fired.

A 50-year-old Queensland woman has been charged with seven counts of contamination over the strawberry needle incidents that sparked a nationwide crisis.

The woman, My Ut Trinh, also known as Judy, was arrested and charged with seven counts contamination of goods under Section 238 Criminal Code, which has a three-year maximum penalty.

A circumstance of aggravation will be alleged, elevating the maximum to 10 years’ imprisonment.

Trinh worked at the Berry Licious/Berry Obsession farm in southeast Queensland. It is alleged she had grievances about her treatment at work,

According to 7 News, Trinh allegedly told others she “wanted to bring them down” and “put them out of business.” (The Australian)

Updated: 2018-12-24 — 05:31:15