An Addison Township, Michigan man said that Accident Fund Insurance Company of America had a spy camera placed on his property illegally.
Robert Guzanek said a private investigation firm placed the camera to spy on his neighbor, Dana Fredericks, who has filed a disability claim at work for a badback. However, Guzanek said the company illegally installed the battery-operated surveillance camera in a clearing where workers cut into his hedgerow. He said his neighbors witnessed the installation. Apparently, a van and two individuals, were acting as if they were cable company employees who were checking for a signal, according to Guzanek.
“It’s big brother watching down on you without your knowledge,” Guzanek said.
Fredericks was upset about the camera, too and said, “I’m totally offended. “I just can’t believe in America that somebody could get away with it. I’d even feel better if it was the government.”
Guzanek called the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department which sent deputies to remove the camera. However, the private investigation company then called the Sheriff’s Department to tell them to have it put back.
“Quite upsetting. You really have to find out who these people are and prosecute them to the fullest,” Guzanek said. He said the camera was on his private property, which is a private road.
The company released the following statement on the camera.
“Accident Fund Insurance Company of America requires private investigators to comply with Michigan law. We take Mr. Guzanek’s allegations very seriously and while our information shows the private investigation complied with all laws, we are conducting an internal review to confirm the law was not violated in this situation.”
The Sheriff’s Department still had the camera as of last Wednesday night.