Jeweler Cited for Invasion of Privacy

A Philadelphia jeweler was charged by police with invasion of privacy after three female employees said they found a hidden camera inside the bathroom of the store he owns, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Benjamin Sorkin, 52, surrendered to police Aug. 27 and was charged with three counts of invasion of privacy and one count of possessing an instrument of crime, police told the newspaper. Sorkin is the owner of Ben Sorkin Jewelers, on 705 Sansom St., Philadelphia, in the Jewelers Row section of the city.

Sorkin was released on $10,000 bail pending a preliminary hearing Tuesday at the Criminal Justice Center in Center City, the newspaper reports based on court records.

Police reportedly said that on April 25 three female employees found a hidden camera in the bathroom at the store and called police, the newspaper reports. The investigation yielded a video camera and videotapes.