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Man accused of setting up video camera in women's bathroom at work

A worker at JCPenney allegedly told police he planted his cellphone in the women's bathroom and recorded videos - so he could make sure his co-workers were doing their jobs.

Marco Bartolon-Velasquez, 26, of Delray Beach, now stands charged of video voyeurism. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that authorities discovered something was wrong just after 9 a.m. Monday, shortly after the West Palm Beach store's loss prevention officer walked into the bathroom, according to a West Palm Beach police arrest report.

The woman looked up at the ceiling and noticed someone had dislodged the ceiling fan, creating a space between where the fan would normally be affixed to drywall, the report says.

"[The woman] discovered there was a black cellular phone lodged in-between the exhaust fan and the drywall, cantered down at an angle, with its camera aiming toward the bathroom toilets," the report says.

After police were called, an officer slipped on rubber gloves and examined the phone, noting that the language was set to Spanish and locked with a password. It turns out that Bartolon-Velasquez was the only employee who spoke Spanish and when police called the number attached to his file, his phone rang.

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Posted by Times Editor at 10:30:30 pm on November 14, 2012