Police launch investigation after recording device found in Whole Foods restroom

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Police are investigating whether there are other victims after a recording device was found last week in the restrooms used by workers at the downtown Whole Foods store, 1640 Chicago Ave.

A store worker has been charged with one count of unlawful videotaping, after a victim was identified from footage on the recording device, Sergeant Kenneth Carter said April 1.

The employee was also charged with a misdemeanor for installing a video device on store premises without permission, Sgt. Carter said. He was released April 1 on bail at the Skokie Courthouse and is due back in court April 22, Sgt. Carter said.

sergeant. Carter said one of the store’s employees discovered the device on March 23 in a toilet dispenser in a unisex bathroom used by store employees.

Police received a call about the incident on March 26, Carter said.

When the recording device was handed over to police, its activation switch was in the “off” position, he said.

Bob Seidenberg is an award-winning journalist who has covered Evanston issues for more than 30 years. He is a graduate of Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism. More Bob Seidenberg

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