'Poison Ivy' nabbed in Zamboanga


Posted at Jan 17 2012 01:52 PM | Updated as of Jan 18 2012 06:03 AM

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE) – Police on Tuesday arrested an escaped high-profile convict who posed as a maid and used poison to steal from her employers.

Zamboanga City police chief Senior Superintendent Edwin de Ocampo said Anna Mae Livrando, tagged by police as “Poison Ivy," was arrested at a bus terminal in Zamboanga City at around 10 a.m.

De Ocampo said Livrando was supposed to go to Cagayan de Oro City allegedly to get a passport that she needs for her flight to Malaysia after failing to secure one in Zamboanga City.

Livrando escaped from the maximum facility zone of the Women’s Correctional on November 19, 2011, just 4 months after her arrest in August.

She was tagged "Poison Ivy" for putting poison in her employers’ food so she could steal from them while they are at the hospital.

She first made the news in 2008 when she was arrested for victimizing 8 Filipino-Chinese families in Binondo, Manila.

Livrando is facing charges of multiple frustrated homicide and robbery. -- Reports from Edwin Sevidal, dzMM; Leizel Lacastesantos, ABS-CBN News Zamboanga