Wednesday, December 3, 2008

SpyCam Story #496 - Spy Cop Flushed

UK - A disgraced policeman set up a hidden video camera in the lavatory of his wife's physiotherapy practice and filmed female customers using the toilet.

Former South Yorkshire Police officer Andrew James Maton, who was trained in covert surveillance techniques, hid the police camera in a tool bag on a shelf at Balance Physiotherapy Studios in Thames Street, Rotherham. Sheffield Crown Court heard Maton, aged 43, sat in his car with a control plugged into the cigarette lighter and recorded three women using the toilet.

Maton, who had served in the Army, worked in South Yorkshire Police's technical support unit and specialised in high risk work involving covert installation of recording gear.

The father of five was caught after he left a VHS tape of the footage in a video player at work. (more)