HICKSVILLE, Long Island (WABC) -- A meatpacker was arrested this week after police say she tampered with a package of meat that was set to go out for retail consumption.
Police say Karen Palacios Gutierrez, 38, was working as a meatpacker for The Ava Companies on West John Street on Thursday night.
She is accused of removing a coin from her pocket and placing it into the package of meat.
The bin of meat products that was set to be distributed to retailers was discarded, causing a loss of $400.
Gutierrez was arrested Friday afternoon at work. She is charged with criminal mischief, tampering with customer product and criminal nuisance.