The assistant manager of a South Carolina Burger King has been arrested after she allegedly served customers French fries that had been in the trash can, police said.
Jaime Christine Major, 39, was charged on Monday with tampering with food — a felony — for allegedly taking French fries from the trash and adding them to the container where freshly cooked fries are placed and then dumping just-cooked fries on top.
The Union Police Department responded to a reported disturbance at the fast food joint on July 9, Fox Carolina reported.
At the scene they found two women screaming at restaurant staff, threatening them and using profanity.
When the women refused to calm down at officers' request, they were both arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, police told the outlet.
Two days later, Burger King headquarters called police and told them that Major had been serving fries from the trash can.
A warrant was issued for Major's arrest after an investigation.
If convicted, she could face up to 20 years in prison, according to the State.
A judge set her bond at $20,000.
She remained in custody at the Union County Detention Center as of Tuesday, the State reported.