1 year in prison: Fast food worker put body fluids on burger

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COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - A former fast food worker in Mississippi has been sentenced to a year in prison for wiping bodily fluids onto food she served a customer.

The Commercial Dispatch reports that 19-year-old Sky Samuel pleaded guilty Tuesday to violating a state law that prohibits serving "unwholesome bread or drink."

The crime is a felony punishable by one to five years in prison.

Columbus police arrested Samuel Jan. 23 after another employee at Jack's restaurant accused her of smearing fluids, including saliva, onto a hamburger served to a drive-thru customer Jan. 7.

The customer was a woman from Tupelo, Mississippi.

Jack's is a restaurant chain based in Homewood, Alabama. It issued a statement in January saying it was cooperating with the police investigation.