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Pest control owner caught planting listening devices in woman’s home

By Mason White 2:57 PM November 6, 2014
Aaron Johnson 

By: Wayne Morin
A pest control technician was arrested on charges of eavesdropping after allegedly planting listening devices inside a woman’s home, police in Iowa said.

The Red Oak Police Department said that they arrested 38-year-old Aaron Johnson, after being accused of bugging the apartment of his 29-year-old customer.

The victim told police on Sunday, that she had found what she thought was a listening device in her apartment. Police officers who arrived at the scene, confirmed that the item she found was a listening device.

Police searched the apartment, where they found a second listening device. The woman told police that only Johnson had access to her apartment.

Officers requested and received a search warrant for Johnson’s apartment, where they found similar listening devices. Police seized numerous computers, hard drives and other electronic devices from the suspect’s apartment.

Johnson was charged with eavesdropping and a felon in possession of a firearm after police found a gun in his apartment.

He was booked into the Montgomery County Jail, and his bail was set at $5,000.