Tanning shop owner accused of filming unsuspecting customers
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The owner of a Nutley tanning salon has been arrested for allegedly filming customers without their knowledge.
The Essex County prosecutor’s office and Nutley police announced charges Thursday against Martino Poli.
They said a woman reported noticing what appeared to be a camera lens recording her at the Sun of a Beach tanning salon just north of Newark.
The prosecutor’s office says a search Wednesday recovered what are believed to be recording devices as well as cocaine and marijuana.
The 38-year-old Poli is charged with invasion of privacy, child endangerment and a drug offense.
The Stanhope man was being held in the county jail pending a detention hearing next week.
No one answered at two numbers listed for Poli, and it wasn’t known if he had retained an attorney.