Eavesdropping on others is normal when in close proximity to others, but it’s quite another thing when listening devices are found in city offices. In Charlotte, Vermont, two eavesdropping devices were found in Charlotte Town Hall, “spying” on town clerk and private town hall meetings.
While both of the audio “bugging” devices weren’t in operation, town officials don’t know why anyone would have installed bugging equipment nor do they have any clue as to who perpetrated the crime. The bugs were found when workers opened a drop ceiling.
According to town officials, ” Some of us were amused; some of us were disturbed. There was no way to track it down. It was a little titillating at the time, but at this point, it’s a dead end.” Police have already ruled the case cold due to a lack of suspects, motives, plausible cause, and absolutely no leads. It’s not likely that those responsible will ever own up to installing the devices, and whether or not this was a recent crime or one perpetrated in the past. According to police, the technology was over a decade behind current devices. They were connected to wireless transmitters with limited range.
Whatever the would-be spies were trying to discover, townspeople find the whole incident relatively amusing due to the mundane information that one might find in a town clerk’s office…