HASSELHOLM, Sweden, May 14 (UPI) -- A Swedish man has been given a suspended sentence for converting a cell phone to a bugging device to confirm his suspicions about his ex-girlfriend.
A court in Hasselholm in southern Sweden also imposed a fine, The Local reported.
The man hid the phone behind the headboard of his girlfriend's bed, hooking up the charger to a bedside lamp. He set the phone up so, when he called it, the phone allowed him to hear what was being said in her room -- and he learned his ex- had indeed met someone else.
The court found the man's violation of his former girlfriend's privacy was so serious that a fine alone was not enough.