Boss Accused of Snooping On Employee Posts Bail

Shane Chris Christensen was arrested Thursday night after the woman called Irvine police saying it appeared someone was remotely controlling the computer.

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    Shane Chris Christensen was arrested Thursday night after the woman called Irvine police saying it appeared someone was remotely controlling the computer. Beverly White reports from Irvine for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Oct. 30, 2012. (Published Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012)

    A 41-year-old Capistrano Beach man, who is accused of using a computer to snoop on an Irvine woman working for him from home, posted bail and was released from Orange County Jail Tuesday.

    Shane Chris Christensen was arrested Thursday night after the woman called Irvine police saying it appeared someone was remotely controlling the computer, which was provided by her employer, Irvine police Lt. Tom Allan said.

    When the woman checked her computer files, she saw multiple unauthorized recordings of herself in them, Allen said.

    Christensen, who owns a tire business, hired the woman, who responded to a Craigslist classified ad in mid-September, Allan said.

    Police seized computer equipment and 35 ounces of marijuana from Christensen's home, Allan said. Christensen, who is on probation for drug charges out of Los Angeles County, posted $25,000 bail and was released from jail Tuesday morning, Allan said.

    Christensen was booked on suspicion of eavesdropping, videotaping without consent, computer fraud, and possession of marijuana for sale, Allan said.

    Anyone with more information about the case is asked to call Detective Vicky Hurtado at 949-724-7194.