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Plato’s Closet Owner Charged with Invasion of Privacy and Tampering with Evidence

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MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Investigations Robert McNally, and Chief Dean Adone of the Roxbury Township Police Department confirmed that Nicholas Zirpoli, 35, Lincoln Park, has been charged with nine counts of Invasion of Privacy, a crime of the third degree, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-9b(1), and one count of Tampering with Evidence, a crime of the fourth degree in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:28-6(a)(1).

Zirpoli is the owner and operator of Plato’s Closet, a clothing retail store in Roxbury Township. On or about February 26, 2023, Zirpoli is alleged to have used a device to video record several male and female employees utilizing the restroom at Plato’s Closet and then destroying evidence related to these acts.

The defendant was remanded to the Morris County Correctional Facility upon his arrest pending a first appearance. He was subsequently released on pre-trial monitoring conditions on December 13, in accordance with the Criminal Justice Reform Act.

Members of the Roxbury Township Police Department and Morris County Prosecutor’s Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit participated in the investigation leading to Zirpoli’s arrest.

Anyone with information relating to this or any related incident is asked to call the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit at (973) 285-6200 or the Roxbury Township Police Department at (973) 448-2100.

Plato’s Closet® is a franchise and the owner is not affiliated with other franchised locations. Each franchise is independently owned and operated.

Editors Note: A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite these accusations, the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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Frank Cahill
Frank Cahillhttps://www.frankcahill.com
Publisher of Parsippany Focus since 1989 and Morris Focus since January 1, 2019, both covering a wide range of events. Mr. Cahill serves as the Executive Board Member of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce, President Kiwanis Club of Tri-Town, and Chairman of the Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Advisory Board. Owner of the Morris now app serving small business in Morris County.
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