Peeping tom charges filed

A Claremore business owner has been charged with a felony count of peeping tom after being accused of recording women in the store's restroom.

Felony peeping tom with photographic material and felony conspiracy charges were filed against Terry Joe Remy on Monday afternoon.

According to Claremore Police Department, the investigation started in early February for "crimes related to the theft of merchandise and selling stolen property."

CPD reports over $60,000 worth of stolen DVDs reportedly sold through the store.

Over the next couple months, CPD served search warrants at both Remy's home and business related to the stolen items.

"The investigation revealed that Terry Remy was conspiring with known retail theft suspects to purchase DVDs stolen from various retailers and selling the stolen items through his business," according to CPD. "During the stolen property investigation, investigators discovered numerous videos of females in the restroom at First Place Video Store."

While some have been identified, investigators said there are several videos on which the females have not been identified.

"Investigators learned that females who applied for a job at First Place Video were instructed to go to the restroom to take pre-employment drug screening where the video was covertly recorded with equipment hidden in the bathroom," CPD reports.

Terry Remy turned himself into the Rogers County Jail shortly after the charges were formally filed and, by mid-afternoon Monday, had been released on the $10,000 bond.

He has operated the businesses in at least two different locations in Claremore since 2016. The first business at 840 W. Will Rogers Blvd was open until the summer of 2017. The last known business locations as at 101 N. Cherokee Ave.

CPD is asking any female that applied for a job at either location to contact their office by calling and asking to speak to an investigator or emailing investigations@claremorecity.com