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IT Guy Urinated on Female Co-Workers' Chairs for 5 Months

Apparently IT worker Raymond Foley's No. 1 favorite after-work activity was to look up cute co-workers' photos -- and then urinate on their office chairs.

Surveillance video shows Foley, 59, unleashing an alleged crime "spray" by using four female co-workers' office chairs as urinals, the Des Moines Register reports. Foley's managers at Farm Bureau Financial Services fired him and called police.

Foley's arrest seems to answer the mystery of who's been staining Farm Bureau office chairs since October 2011, the Register reports. Turns out it was one of their own, who used his IT job to become a secret "pee-ing tom."

Raymond Foley worked for the Farm Bureau's information technology department, so he had access to the company's employee database, according to the Register.

Foley used his access to look up employee photos in the database, and "pick[ed] out the attractive females," a police report alleges. Then Foley "would come into work, go to their desk, and urinate on their chairs." Damage to the chairs is estimated at $4,500.

Foley faces a charge of second-degree criminal mischief, which is a felony in Iowa. State law defines the crime as "any damage, defacing, alteration, or destruction of property ... when done intentionally by one who has no right to so act." Second-degree mischief means the damage was between $1,000 and $10,000.

While we usually opine on the defenses available to a defendant, in this case Foley's being caught on tape seems to flush any possible denial.

Indeed, when managers confronted Raymond Foley, he allegedly admitted to urinating on his co-workers' office chairs, Patch.com reports. If convicted, Foley could face up to a $7,500 fine and be forced to use prison toilets for up to five years.

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