Woman convicted of putting needles in food is now suing Co-op for $8 million


tay
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The Calgary woman who put needles and other sharp objects into food at a Calgary Co-op has launched a multi-million-dollar lawsuit against the grocer.


Tatyana Granada was convicted in 2012 of four counts of mischief and four counts of trespassing after she placed pins, needles and nails in produce and food at the Oakridge Co-op in 2010. She had been barred from the store in December 2009 after she was charged with shoplifting.


Now, she is suing Co-op for $8 million in damages, alleging she “endured emotional distress and material loss” as a result of the charges brought against her.


In a handwritten statement of claim filed by Granada on May 15, she also alleges that her name was “defamed through mass media and Internet” and that her husband committed suicide in 2011 because he was not “able to bear the shame of the defamation” and protect the family’s honour.


According to the statement of claim, Granada, who is representing herself, is willing to discuss an out-of-court settlement that “could be based on a humanitarian principle without a public disclosure.”


A spokesperson for Calgary Co-op said it has not been served, and that as far as the company is concerned, the matter is closed.
Granada was freed in March on statutory release, which is mandated by law at the two-thirds mark of an offender’s sentence.


She was denied parole a month earlier.




Woman convicted of putting needles in food is now suing Co-op for $8 million








 
DaSleeper
#2
Déja Vu
 
taxslave
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeperView Post

Déja Vu

All over again.
 
tay
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Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeperView Post

Déja Vu








I searched Tatyana and Granada along with Co-op and Oakridge, before I posted and nothing came up.


Goobers post was to vague for the search, particularly his title and lack of content.......
 
spaminator
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by tayView Post

I searched Tatyana and Granada along with Co-op and Oakridge, before I posted and nothing came up.


Goobers post was to vague for the search, particularly his title and lack of content.......

the search engine is crap.
 
B00Mer
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Calgary’s Oakridge Co-op had to take several drastic – and costly – measures over a two-month period last year as a result of food tampering incidents, manager Al Madsen testified on Thursday.

Madsen said from the first discovery of food products with pins and nails in them, on Jan. 18, 2010, until a suspect, Tatyana Granada (right), was arrested on March 16, 2010, about a dozen surveillance cameras were installed to go along with the two or three cameras in place in January.

He said some cameras were installed with the knowledge of staff after the January incidents and several more strategically located cameras were "installed surreptitiously after staff left," following further tampering incidents on Feb. 17.

Madsen said the cost of the new cameras was between $35,000 and $40,000.

He told Crown prosecutor Martha O’Connor at Granada’s trial that the store was closed at least twice to conduct entire grid searches for tampered products.

Madsen said the pattern of tampering was consistent through January, where pins and nails were placed in fresh foods in the cheese, deli, bakery and produce sections. Still, the Co-op and police were stymied.

Madsen said undercover security officers were hired to be on the lookout at all times for possible tampering by customers or staff.

Following yet another rash of discoveries of food items with pins in them on March 11, 2010, the manager said it was decided not to close the store again, but to have cashiers inform all customers at checkouts to be vigilant about checking any food products for tampering.

That day, the bulk food bins were dumped out and because the store could not ensure safety of customers, $9,000 worth of food was thrown out.

It was around that time that assistant manager Chris Goode identified Granada as having been barred from the Co-op stores in December 2009 for shoplifting.

Madsen said he reviewed video surveillance of Granada’s entire shopping trip from March 10, 2010, and outlined her route and where she stopped.

Granada, 44, is on trial for three counts of mischief causing property damage and five counts of trespassing, for entering Oakridge Co-op. She has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Madsen said no further tampered products have been found since Granada’s arrest.

Economic emotional costs of food tampering; a retailers perspective | barfblog

I found this on BarfBlog

I guess Co-Op was walking on Pins and Needles for a while there..
 
lone wolf
#7
I guess it beats working - if the scam works
 
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