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Ex-cop secretly planted GPS device in woman's car, authorities say

March 17, 2011 |  7:43 am

A former Costa Mesa police officer was sentenced this week to counseling and more than $1,500 in fines for illegally planting a tracking device on a woman's car so he could follow her around.

Aaron Paul Parsons, 31, pleaded no contest Monday to one misdemeanor charge of unlawfully using an electronic tracking device -- specifically, a Costa Mesa Police Department global positioning system device.

On March 18, 2010, officials said, Parsons hid the GPS device under a 32-year-old woman's car and after that would run into her at places he didn't typically go.

After several of these incidents, officials said, the woman grew suspicious. She checked her car, found the device and called police, they said.

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