Man Gets Probation for Hiding Camera in Rec Center Changing Area

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013  |  Updated 10:00 AM CDT
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Video Camera Disguised as Air Freshener Found in Changing Area

Plano Police Dept.

Christopher Scott Furber, 43, from Garland, has been charged with Improper Photography or Visual Recording. Plano police say he is the man who installed a recording device in a Plano rec center changing room, police released photos from the device disguised to look like an air freshener.

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Video Camera Disguised as Air Freshener Found in Changing Area

Plano police are asking for help in identifying a man in connection with the installation of a video camera disguised as an air freshener in a rec center family changing area.
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A Dallas-area man must serve five years of probation for disguising a camera to look like an air freshener and hiding the device in a clothes changing area.

Officials say 45-year-old Christopher Scott Furber of Garland pleaded guilty to improper photography or visual recording.

Authorities believe the camera was discovered within an hour of being placed in a changing room at the Oak Point Recreation Center in Nov. 2011 after a boy accidentally knocked it off the wall.

Officials said at the time that only one family had been recorded by the camera.

In an arrest report released in 2011, police said Furber recorded himself building the device and that there were enough components seen in the video that indicated there could have been more devices.

The case highlighted improvements in modern technology that allowed for smaller cameras to be hidden in a variety of places and made to look like virtually anything, including every day devices such as air fresheners.

Court records show Furber pleaded guilty Friday and also was fined $500.

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