Reno jewelry store sued over alleged camera in bathroom

January 2, 2020 GMT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Washoe County woman is suing a national jewelry retailer and one of its former employees after he allegedly hid a camera in the employee restroom at the company’s Reno store.

The Reno Gazette Journal reports the lawsuit says the ex-employee at Jared the Galleria of Jewelry placed a camera underneath the feminine hygiene box and pointed it toward the toilet.

The suit says the camera was in the restroom from approximately April 23 to May 7 and captured photos of the woman.

The incident was first reported to Reno police on April 24. Officer Travis Warren says the employee was arrested in May on several charges related to photographing someone in a private area.

Jared spokesman David Bouffard told the Gazette Journal he couldn’t comment on the lawsuit but that the employee was fired the day the company learned about the allegations against him.

He says the company has zero tolerance for such behavior and is committed to providing a safe environment for all.