May 21, 2004
Folcroft Borough Police Dept. Bugged
FOLCROFT BOROUGH, Pa. -- Secret video and audio recordings have been discovered inside the Folcroft Borough Hall in Delaware County, and cameras and microphones were even found in rooms where women undress.
Police said they discovered they were being spied on one year ago, so they set up their own surveillance equipment to determine why anyone would do it. Now, the case is in the hands of the Delaware County district attorney's office.
The equipment reportedly appeared shortly after 26-year-old Folcroft Police Officer Leslie McLean was hired. She said she is devastated that someone videotaped her dressing.
Other hidden cameras and recording equipment were found in the building, police said
Two tapes dating back as far as 2002 and a VCR were seized from the old office of one of the suspects, which he used while serving as district judge, police said.
Police said they also discovered bills showing that the borough purchased the surveillance equipment for $4,000.
No charges have been filed in this case, and no arrests have been made.