LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – A Walt Disney World employee made an illegal audio recording of her interview with Disney security officials while being questioned about thefts at the theme parks, according to prosecutors.
Alicia Reese later shared that secret recording with Patrick Spikes, a former Disney employee who is accused of breaking into a theme park attraction and stealing props, deputies allege.
Prosecutors have charged Reese with an illegal interception of oral communications, a felony punishable by up to five years in prison.
Reese and Spikes have pleaded not guilty to the charges against them.
Reese, who had been an employee of ESPN Club restaurant at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort, was interviewed by two Disney security investigators in March about thefts from the company.