Tuesday, April 21, 2009

FBI workers accused of spying on dressing room

Only a misdemeanor charge. I'm sure it was all "unintentional", some sort of "SNAFU". We all know that if you haven't done anything wrong, you have nothing to worry about.

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Two FBI workers are accused of using surveillance equipment to spy on teenage girls as they undressed and tried on prom gowns at a charity event at a West Virginia mall.

    The FBI employees have been charged with conspiracy and committing criminal invasion of privacy. They were working in an FBI satellite control room at the mall when they positioned a camera on temporary changing rooms and zoomed in for at least 90 minutes on girls dressing for the Cinderella Project fashion show, Marion County Prosecutor Pat Wilson said Monday.

    Gary Sutton Jr., 40, of New Milton and Charles Hommema of Buckhannon have been charged with the misdemeanors and face fines and up to a year in jail on each charge if convicted.

And, just for laughs...

    Organizer Cynthia Woodyard said volunteers, donors and participants are angry.

    "I can't even begin to put words around what I consider an unspeakable act, the misuse of surveillance by a branch of our government in a place we felt so secure," she said. "Never in a million years would we have thought something like this would happen. We're in shock."

In SHOCK, she says. Really? REALLY?? LINK