DIY Hidden Camera Technology Catches criminal

In Fargo-Moorhead April 10, 2012 WDAY TV reported that O.J. Simpson’s ex-girlfriend has been arrested after allegedly stealing pain medication from a North Moorhead home where she was an in-home nursing assistant. Christie Prody was captured on a home hidden camera that the homeowner placed in the residence.

Court papers say Christie Prody was caught stealing both Morphine and Lorazepam from the homeowner. The hidden camera was installed after the complainant suspected, but needed undeniable proof that Prody had stolen 300 oxycodone pills two months earlier. For Moorhead Police video evidence is undeniable evidence and when present convictions usually occur.

Lt. Brad Penas of the Moorhead Police said “It led us to the suspect, that led to an interview of the suspect and the suspect confessed to the crime.  Anytime you have video evidence like this, it’s very difficult for a defense attorney to get into a courtroom and try to defend their client.”

Prody now faces two counts of 2nd Degree Burglary, two counts of theft and two counts of 5th degree drug possession.

Over the last few years hidden camera technology has changed. They have become very easy to use and can only take minutes to set up.  The need for VCRs and storing large amounts of tapes has been replaced with tiny SD cards capable of storing days of footage and if you purchase the option you can view your video live from a mobile device from anywhere in the world.

Both the homeowner and Prody declined an interview, but the homeowner did say Prody was a nice, caring person. She is currently being held on a $10,000 bond.

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