NJ Handyman Accused Of Placing Hidden Camera In Customers’ Bathrooms

JENNIFER McLOGAN, CBS 2 NEWS. IT WILL DEFINITELY TAKE TIME. DISTURBING CRIME IN NEW JERSEY WHERE PARAMUS POLICE ARRESTED A HANDYMAN ACCUSED OF PLACING A HIDDEN CAMERA IN A CUSTOMER'S BATHROOM. THEY SAY HE DID IT AND OTHER TOWNS AND WANT TO KNOW IF YOU HAVE HIRED HIM. WE REPORT. Reporter: IT LOOKS LIKE A REGULAR CHARGER, BUT IF YOU LOOK CLOSELY — IT HAS A PINHOLE CAMERA RIGHT THERE AND AS MOTION ACTIVATED IN AUDIO AND VIDEO RECORDING. AND SD CARD SLOT THERE. Reporter: A WOMAN FOUND THE DEVICE IN HER BATHROOM. IT PLUGS INTO THE OUTLET AND KNOWING HER HOME AND IT DIDN'T BELONG TO HER — Reporter: WHICH HE OPENED AND WATCHED WHAT WAS ON THE CAR — SAW CLIPS OF HER BATHROOM AND HERSELF. Reporter: AND NOT JUST HER. THERE WAS ANOTHER LOCATION ON THE CAMERA. Reporter: THE LOCATION WAS ANOTHER BATHROOM IN WAYNE, NEW JERSEY. ALSO CAUGHT ON THE CAMERA WAS THE HANDYMAN SHE HIRED TO FIX A WINDOW. POLICE ARRESTED 47-YEAR-OLD ROMEO SANCHEZ, A MARRIED FATHER. POLICE SAY HE ADMITTED TO DO IT AND PLANNED TO RETRIEVE THE DEVICE WHEN HE CAME BACK TO FINISH HIS WORK.

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THERE IS NO EVIDENCE HE DISTRIBUTED THE VIDEO TO ANYONE ELSE AND ADD THERE WERE NO CHILDREN IN EITHER HOME. AS FAR AS WE CAN SEE IS NOT A LICENSED CONTRACTOR BUT I HANDYMAN TO DO ODDS AND ENDS JOBS. HE WAS BEING REFERRED TO OTHER PEOPLE WHICH WAS HOW HE GOT HIS BUSINESS. Reporter: MORE PEOPLE HAVE CALLED POLICE NOW CONCERNED THEY TOO MAY HAVE BEEN A VICTIM. IF YOU HAVE SOMEONE IN YOUR HOME, A STRANGER OR SOMEONE YOU CAN'T NECESSARILY TRUST, AFTER THEY LEAVE CHECK YOUR OUTLETS AND CREVICES OF YOUR HOUSE, ESPECIALLY HER BATHROOM AND BEDROOMS. Reporter: SANCHEZ IS CHARGED WITH INVASION OF PRIVACY AND.

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