Handyman accused of hiding cameras in clients’ homes
ALTON, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire police say a handyman hid cameras and recorded conversations in some of his clients’ homes without their knowledge.
WMUR-TV reports Peter Mugford was arrested Wednesday and charged with five counts of unlawful wiretapping, two counts of burglary, violation of privacy and stalking.
Investigators said Mugford used his profession as a contractor and handyman to access client homes and place the hidden cameras in bedrooms, bathrooms and other private areas. Police also said he also recorded his clients’ conversations. They said he would return to the homes without his clients’ knowledge to retrieve the cameras.
Police said a search of Mugford’s home and electronic devices identified the clients.
It wasn’t immediately known if Mugford had a lawyer. A phone message was left for him Friday.
Information from: WMUR-TV, http://wmur.com