Bank teller accused of recording women using restroom

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PAINESVILLE, Ohio -- A local teller is in legal trouble, accused of recording more than bank transactions.

Police said he set up a camera to record women using the restroom.

Luis Lino, 26, faces several charges, including voyeurism.

Painesville police said he was a teller at the Dollar Bank branch on South Saint Clair Street last Friday, when a female co-worker found something unusual in the bank's unisex employee bathroom.

"A female employee had allegedly found a cell phone camera in the bottom corner of the bathroom, masked by a garbage can that had been moved over, and it was pointing at the toilet area," said Painesville Police Lieutenant Anthony Powalie.

Investigators said the trash can caught the woman's attention because it was not where it usually is.

"She had located the camera, saw that it was recording, played the video and saw herself using the facilities. She took a video with her phone, phone-to-phone video and captured that video and then deleted it off of his phone," Powalie said.

Police said she reported the incident to a supervisor, who then contacted authorities.  Those authorities said they discovered the phone belonged to Lino.

FOX 8 reached out to officials from Dollar Bank and they said that out of respect for the privacy of the employees, they would have no further comment.

"I've banked here for a long time, been a long-time Painesville resident and it's pretty shocking," said one customer.

Detectives said they are obtaining search warrants to find out what else may be on Lino's cell phone. They credit the employee for being aware of her surroundings.

"You have to take some personal precautions when you go places unfortunately in this day and age, take a look and see if something is out of place, like in this case it was the trash can, take a look around and kind of see what's going on," said Powalie.

Lino is out on bond. He is due in court for a preliminary hearing on Monday.

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