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CVS Pharmacy intern accused of videotaping customer in bathroom

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Authorities are calling it a major invasion of privacy at a Latham CVS. Colonie police arrested a 26-year-old pharmacy intern who they said illegally recorded a female customer while she used the store bathroom. Now, a high-ranking police source tells YNN there may be as many as 30 victims. Our Solomon Syed tells us about the once incident that led to the disturbing discovery.

COLONIE, N.Y. -- A pharmacy intern at a CVS on Loudon Road was arrested after Colonie police said he used his smart phone to videotape a female customer in the store's bathroom - and there may be several more victims.

Vaughn Greene, 26, of Albany is charged with one count of second-degree unlawful surveillance.

Greene is a student at the Albany College of Pharmacy and was an intern at the CVS Pharmacy located at 750 Loudon Road in Latham.

Police said a woman asked Vaughn if she could use the store restroom. Vaughn said yes but went in before her because it was a restricted bathroom, not used by customers. When the woman was in the bathroom, she discovered a phone, somewhat hidden amongst some toilet paper rolls. She thought it had been accidentally left behind by someone so she returned it to store employees.

Sgt. Robert Donnelly said, "They realized that the phone was actually recording, so the store kind of looked through it to see what was on there and realized that it had been recording in the bathroom."

A high ranking source with the Colonie Police Department said Greene told police in a statement that he recorded as many as 30 women in the bathroom. Police have confiscated computers and other electronic devices from Greene's home and said more charges may be pending.

Police said Greene had been working for CVS in various capacities over the past five years, but CVS said in a statement that he was terminated after his arrest.

Albany College of Pharmacy released a statement saying, “We take this matter very seriously. We have strong policies in place that prohibit the alleged behavior, and we are taking prompt and appropriate action, which could include probation, suspension, or expulsion." ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP