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NJ Clothing Store Owner Charged with Allegedly Recording Employees Using Restroom

Morris County

By: Najla Alexander

Authorities in Morris County announced that Nicholas Zirpoli, age 35, of Lincoln Park, has been charged with nine counts of Invasion of Privacy, a crime of the third degree, and one count of Tampering with Evidence, a crime of the fourth degree.Ad Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll said Zirpoli is the owner and operator of Plato’s Closet, a clothing retail store in Roxbury Township.

Officials stated that on or about February 26, 2023, Zirpoli is alleged to have used a device to video record several male and female employees utilizing the restroom at Plato’s Closet and then destroying evidence related to these acts.

The defendant was remanded to the Morris County Correctional Facility upon his arrest, pending a first appearance, officials said.

According to officials, he was subsequently released on pre-trial monitoring conditions on December 13, in accordance with the Criminal Justice Reform Act.

Members of the Roxbury Township Police Department and Morris County Prosecutor’s Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit participated in the investigation leading to Zirpoli’s arrest, officials say.