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Howell dentist accused of putting camera in bathroom

Monday, April 15, 2013
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Police in New Jersey have arrested a dentist who allegedly put a motion-activated video camera in the patient restroom.

Authorities say Dr. Scott Meltzer was taken into custody at his Howell office, located in Candlewood Commons, last Wednesday.

The investigation revealed that Dr. Meltzer set up a "Nanny Cam"-style covert camera aimed toward the toilet and may have recorded any person that used the restroom.

That camera is believed to have been installed after business hours on Thursday April 4.

Five victims have been identified so far, meaning Meltzer is presently charged with five counts of third-degree invasion of privacy.

Computers and other computer-type equipment were seized from the office, and those items will be turned over to the Monmouth County Prosecutors Office Computer Crimes Unit for examination. If images are located and additional victims are identified, there will be additional charges filed.

Anyone who was in Dr. Meltzer's Office between Friday, April 5, and Wednesday, April 10, AND used the patient restroom is asked to please contact police at 732-938-4575.

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