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Verizon Worker Arrested For Copying Customer's Nude Pictures 282

An anonymous reader writes "El Reg reports that two employees at a Verizon store in Florida are facing charges after making copies of a woman's naked pictures while helping her transfer data from an old phone to a new one. The two employees later offered to show the pictures to another customer, but the customer happened to be the woman's friend. The woman and her friend filed a police report. The police quickly got a warrant to search the store and found copies of the pictures on multiple devices there. One of the employees, Gregory Lampert, was arrested and charged with two felonies and a misdemeanor. The other employee, Joshua Stuart, is no longer in Florida, but will face charges if he comes back."
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Verizon Worker Arrested For Copying Customer's Nude Pictures

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  • Re:Two Felonies! (Score:5, Informative)

    by nurb432 ( 527695 ) on Saturday November 03, 2012 @02:34PM (#41866219) Homepage Journal

    I have to disagree on the first part, as often times techs will bring their own hardware to a site and copy all the customers files of in preparation for a reload. "please save my pictures and music" ( or in a business, CAD files, or whatever ) as no one ever backs up...

    I have done it many a time over the last couple of decades, both raw files or a disk image. I always would bring a desktop before laptops, then a laptop, and now just a 2.5" usb drive, incase they dont have a DVD recorder or anything, and of course something to boot off of to avoid viruses. ( as technology advances so does what i carry with me ).

    However, i dont look thru them, and they are deleted before i leave the site.

  • by J. J. Ramsey ( 658 ) on Saturday November 03, 2012 @03:04PM (#41866465) Homepage

    "I'm sorry, but what in the hell did you expect??"

    That the "dweeb" at the phone store would (gasp!) behave professionally and not invade a customer's privacy?

  • by nurb432 ( 527695 ) on Saturday November 03, 2012 @03:09PM (#41866493) Homepage Journal

    I have, and they always made sure we had tools to do the jobs we were sent out on.

  • by tompaulco ( 629533 ) on Saturday November 03, 2012 @03:23PM (#41866633) Homepage Journal
    I visited Florida once and purchased a lottery ticket. The drawing was after I got home and it turned out I won $14. I read the directions on how to claim which said to send the ticket in. So I did. After about 10 weeks I got a response saying that they had determined my ticket was not a winning ticket. So I contributed $1 to Florida's education system, and some flunky at the Lottery headquarters got $14.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 03, 2012 @07:47PM (#41868535)

    People stopped buying McDonalds' coffee when they reduced the temperature because their coffee was shit, but nobody could tell when it was so hot it could cause third degree burns in seconds. They kept the coffee dangerously hot to mask its abysmal flavor. McDonalds was held liable because the temperature of their coffee caused an unreasonable and unexpected danger to customers. Spilling coffee in your lap should not require eight days in the hospital and two years of medical treatment.

    The McDonalds spin machine is to blame for the public perception of this case's outcome; and indireclty, McDonalds probably caused a lot of frivolous lawsuits because of the popular impression that it's possible to get a court to award you millions in damages for inconsequential injuries, or ones that were not the result of anyone's negligence but your own.

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