If You Sell Food On Facebook, You Could Be Heading To JAIL

2016-11-07 21:20:03Z
Hayley Mitchelhill-Miller
Hayley Mitchelhill-Miller

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Facebook has become one of our best friends and probably gets more attention than the real friends we actually have. Whether that's a good thing or bad thing, we'll let you fill in the blanks. 

Now, we use our bestie Facebook for a tonne of things, like filling in our free time, filling in the times we get bored at work, staying in contact with our mates, laughing our heads off at hilarious posts, and some people even use it as a platform to sell their own products. 

But if the product you're selling is homemade food, then buddy we've got some bad news for you: 

You could go to jail for it. 


The lesson to not sell food on Facebook comes after a woman from Stockton in California attempted to sell her home cooked meals through a Facebook group and is now facing jail time for the seemingly harmless action. 

Mariza Reulas had joined a Facebook group called 209 Food Spot where people like herself share loved recipes, get-together and also send each other their own home cooked food. 

When Mariza was asked by one of the members to sell some of her own homemade 'ceviche', everything made a turn for the worse... 

It turns out that the member who asked Mariza to sell her meals was an undercover investigator! Talk about an unwanted surprise...


The San Joaquin County investigator outed the group for not having the proper permits to sell their food or operate a food facility, and Mariza and other members have since been cited with misdemeanors.

Each of the accused members were given plea offers which dictated they would get three years of probation, 80 hours of community service and a $235 fine.

Mariza, however, chose to refuse the plea offer and is now being sent to trial where she could potentially face years of jail time.  

Her case is yet to go to court and she is incredibly anxious about the idea of being torn away from her children for a simple mistake. 

Even though you may consider Facebook your 'bestie' it will still stab you in the back and out you to everyone for even the smallest of mistakes...

Better put it in the Burn Book and think about the consequences of even the most innocent of actions...

Image Credit: Fox Broadcasting Company.

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