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Charges: His Hidden Camera Caught Women Inside 3M Shower

Prosecutors say the contract worker attached a mini-pen camera to a soap dispenser, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported.

Soap dispenser. File photo
Soap dispenser. File photo
A 66-year-old 3M contract worker from Woodbury set up a tiny camera to record women in a 3M workplace fitness center shower in Maplewood, according to criminal charges reported by the St. Paul Pioneer Press

Thomas John Herold researched 3M adhesives that could hold a pen-cam to a soap dispenser, according to the criminal complaint against him. He ended up using a velcro-like tape and took notes on the recordings using 3M Post-It notes, according to details in the complaint cited by the newspaper. 

A female employee found the camera in April 2012 at the 3M building in the 2500 block of Hudson Road after she saw "a blinking blue light on a small plastic tube" under the soap dispenser, the complaint alleges. 

His next Ramsey County District Court hearing on nine counts of gross misdemeanor interference with privacy is Jan. 9. 

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Edith Murcer December 13, 2013 at 06:24 PM
He seemed like such a wonderful man.
Tim December 14, 2013 at 09:46 AM
All a big mis-understanding. Used for safety monitoring only
Roach Silverback December 15, 2013 at 02:55 PM
What a creeper!

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