The true scum of the earth are the individuals out there who would willingly hurt a child. While we do everything in our power to protect our little ones, sometimes there’s circumstances that are simply beyond our control. Thankfully police caught wind of the sickening thing that a female degenerate was doing to infant baby formula, and is now behind bars where she belongs. But police are now asking that everyone that sees this article please help spread the world before a baby out there dies from the potentially hazardous substances that this woman put inside countless amounts of baby food, that is still potentially on grocery store shelves that unassuming parents are throwing into their grocery carts.
The Tucson Police Department arrested a woman and booked her in the Pima County Jail after discovering she had been stealing infant baby formula, including Gerber “Good Start Soy” from grocery store shelves, and then replacing the contents with flour an other various contents, where she would then take the cans back to the store asking for a refund. So far authorities know for sure she’s been conducting the malicious money-making operation at Walmart and Fry Grocery store locations, but police aren’t sure where else these contaminated cans of baby food might still be.
Already one baby has been sickened by this toxic formula, where they were the tiny baby was treated at a local hospital on May 5. Here’s a list of stores that authorities believe the despicable woman targeted and her selfish and diabolical scheme:
Stores that may be involved include:
• Fry’s, 7050 E. 22nd St.
• Fry’s, 9401 E. 22nd St.
• Walmart, 8640 E. Broadway Blvd.
• Walmart, 7150 E. Speedway Blvd.
There may be other locations.
Since the arrest, police have released the identity of the woman as 30-year-old Jennifer LaPlante, who is a Tuscon, Arizona, resident. She has since been charged with Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices (Class II Felony) and Child Endangerment (Class V Felony), and could soon be brought up on other charges as well.
Authorities are frantic to get the word out, as they have a very limited scope about the extent of these crimes, and are incredibly concerned that other babies could be hospitalized or killed from what this woman put in the formula cans. Here’s more directly from the Tuscon Police Department, where they’ve put out a public service announcement with the following goals:
• If you have recently purchased infant formula from a Tucson business, examine the product carefully. If there is anything unusual about the seal—or lack of a seal; if the product looks or has an odd smell in any way—DO NOT USE the product and notify our department. Suspicious products can be dropped off at the TPD Evidence Facility located at 945 E. Ohio St. in Tucson. The facility will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. beginning tomorrow, including the weekend.
• If you intend to purchase this type of product, please inspect it carefully before use.
We are coordinating our efforts with the appropriate authorities, including the FDA and the Pima County Health Department. Any questions related to this post or if you have information related to this investigation, please call our Communications line at (520) 791-5059.
This is beyond sick that this woman would willfully endanger the lives of countless newborns in order to make a quick buck. I bet this woman is probably desperate to fund her drug habit, as most normal people wouldn’t even contemplate such a horrifying scheme. Hopefully this filth of society will be locked up behind bars and never see the light of day again. Below is the original post from the Tuscon Police Department. Please do everything you can to help spread the word, whether you live in the Tuscon area or not. You could be saving a baby’s life out there by doing so!
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) – Tucson Police have issued an urgent warning for the Tucson community regarding infant baby formula tampering.
Police arrested 30-year-old Jennifer LaPlante. She was booked into Pima County Jail and made her initial appearance Friday. Her bond was set at $50,000.
They learned LaPlante has been engaging in a pattern of stealing infant formula, refilling the container with other substances, resealing the containers and returning it to the store.
Police say the product impacted is Gerber GoodStart soy but can not rule out that any other product has been affected.
Flour may have been one of the ingredients put in the product.
One child has been sickened as a result. That child has been released from the hospital and is in good condition.
According to Fry’s spokeswoman Pam Giamatti, all returned baby food is marked with a sticker labeling it not for resale. The labeling is a guideline, not a policy, and Giamatti could not confirm that returned baby formula was not resold in this instance.
Walmart spokesman Khim Aday released this statement:
“Like everyone else, we are deeply disturbed by this situation and take it very seriously. Our customers deserve safe, quality foods, and we have policies in place to help ensure that returned baby food is not put back on our shelves. We are working with local law enforcement, and because this is an ongoing investigation, we must refer all other questions to them.”
Aday would not say whether Walmart would refund possibly contaminated formula.
If you have recently purchased the formula from any of these east side locations, police urge you to examine the product. Any suspicious products can be dropped off at the Tucson Police Evidence Facility located at 945 E Ohio St. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.