Winnipeg man convicted in tire-shop voyeurism case
Former employee of Fountain Tire sentenced for voyeurism
A former employee of a Transcona tire shop has been convicted of voyeurism after customers were recorded in the store’s washroom.
Arcel Gagnon was a commercial tire technician at the Fountain Tire on Warman Road in Winnipeg.
In April 2012, a customer discovered an iPhone was recording video in the store’s washroom.
Fountain Tire’s vice president of marketing, Nelson Tonn, said the company called the authorities immediately after the customer complained.
"We’re disgusted by this incident, and we want to assure our customers that we dealt with the situation swiftly," said Tonn.
He said there was no way to know how many customers had their privacy violated by the incident and added Gagnon was fired shortly after the discovery.
"Arcel was immediately suspended, and we contacted the RCMP immediately," said Tonn.
Gagnon was given a two-year suspended sentence for his conviction.