Glennis Warburton

Booking photo of Glennis Warburton (Photo from Cook County Sheriff's Office Website / November 27, 2012)

A CVS manager hid an iPhone set on record in the ladies restroom after ordering one of his staffers to change her shirt on Thanksgiving at the store in the city's Noble Square neighborhood, authorities said.

The man, 42-year-old Evanston resident Glennis Warburton, had a crush on the 28-year-old woman, police said.

On Monday, Judge Edward Harmening set bail at $40,000 for Warburton, who was charged with felony unauthorized videotaping, records show.

According to a police report, Warburton intentionally hid an iPhone with its recording device activated inside paper towels in the women's washroom of the store at 2053 N. Milwaukee Ave. while ordering the 28-year-old woman to change her shirt.

He told police that he'd placed the phone there after learning she had lost weight and that he had a crush on her, the report said.

The victim told police Warburton told her the regional manager was coming to visit the store and that he needed to change the shirt to a promotional shirt that read "got bug" on it, referring to the flu season, the report said.

After she did, he told her the shirt was too big and demanded that she change again, the report said. She called police after finding the iPhone as she was drying her hands.

Warburton, of the 1600 block of West Darrow Street in Evanston, is scheduled to appear in court again on Friday. There was no indication from police that Warburton had done this to anyone else.

The alleged actions of the CVS store manager arrested by the Chicago Police Department violate our values, our policies and our commitment to a safe work environment, CVS spokesman Mike DeAngelis said in a emailed statement.

We are fully cooperating with the police and we are actively investigating these allegations. Based on the information we have at this time, this appears to be an isolated incident, he said.

We will take the appropriate steps regarding our manager’s employment pending the outcome of our investigation. In the meantime, he will not be allowed inside any CVS stores, DeAngelis said.

 

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