- The Washington Times - Monday, April 16, 2007

POMONA, Calif. (AP) — A 22-year-old woman and her mother are suing Best Buy and its “Geek Squad” computer repair team, saying that a technician dispatched to their home used a cell-phone camera to record the daughter taking a shower.

Sarah Vasquez and her mother, Natalie Fornaciari, said in the lawsuit filed last week, that 26-year-old Hao Kuo Chi placed his cell phone in the bathroom during a service call March 4 in the family’s Walnut home.

Miss Vasquez said she noticed the blinking phone positioned on the sink when she got out of the shower.

“I couldn’t believe this was happening to me,” Miss Vasquez said. “I felt embarrassed and dirty because he did this when I was naked.”

The lawsuit also claims the phone was found in the bedroom of Miss Vasquez’s 13-year-old sister.

Mr. Chi was arrested and charged with using a camera to view a person without consent and annoying or molesting a child younger than 18, sheriff’s Sgt. Bob Skidlarski said.

Best Buy said, “Obviously, we intend to cooperate fully with any investigation into this matter.”

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