How creepy is this? A Capistrano Beach man is accused of hiring a woman to work for his tire business from her home, with a computer he supplied–and then used it to spy on her remotely.
Shane Chris Christensen, 41, is facing charges of eavesdropping, computer fraud, videotaping without consent and, thanks to a search of his home, possession of marijuana for sale.
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Thursday night, the worker noticed that the computer in her home seemed to be controlled remotely. A check of her computer produced numerous files of unauthorized recordings of herself. She then contacted the Irvine Police Department.
When cops discovered the computer had been provided to the woman by her employer, who hired the woman via a craigslist ad, they checked out Christensen and discovered he was on probation for drug charges.
Computer equipment and a large quantity of marijuana were seized after a seach of Christensen's home, according to police, who report he posted $25,000 bail and was released from custody.
The probe continues, and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Vicky Hurtado at 949.724.7194.
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