Phone store

Explicit customer photos allegedly stolen by phone shop employee

ROOSEVELT, Utah — A Utah phone store employee has been arrested after allegedly stealing a customer’s explicit photos while changing the woman’s mobile devices.

The Roosevelt wife called police Monday night after someone from an unknown number sent their own explicit photos to her phone. As the woman and her daughter share Apple accounts, the photos were also sent to the girl’s phone.

An officer passed the number to dispatch, which returned to Marvin Herrera. The woman said Herrera helped her switch phones at an AT&T location earlier that day.

According to the probable cause affidavit, the woman gave Herrera, 33, access to her Apple account and iCloud so he could transfer data to her new phone.

“[The woman] had only given Marvin his account information because he was an AT&T representative and was helping him move the account to his new device. [The woman] stated that she did not know or believe that Marvin would retain and use the account information to browse her belongings and photos,” the affidavit reads.

The woman told police she felt violated and asked what could be done.

On Tuesday, the officer went to the AT&T store and questioned Herrera as he left work. After being briefed on the explicit photo situation, Herrera declined to respond, but said, “I better talk to someone.”

Herrera was placed under arrest and faces charges of distributing pornography.