Insurance Exec Greg Lindberg Had Surveillance Operatives Tracking Women

The Eli Global founder had a team of spies keeping tabs on women he was interested in

Greg Lindberg
Lindberg had paid operatives following his romantic interests.
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By Kayla Kibbe / October 4, 2019 6:00 am

The case of North Carolina insurance executive Greg Lindberg, who was arrested earlier this year on bribery charges, just got a lot creepier. According to an exclusive report from the Wall Street Journal, the Eli Global founder was meticulously tracking the habits and whereabouts of women he was romantically involved with or interested in with the help of a team of paid surveillance operatives.

Lindberg was reportedly paying dozens of operatives to spy on the women “up to 24 hours a day,” collecting secret photos and even putting GPS tracking devices on their cars. The operatives took detailed notes and compiled comprehensive reports on the women, who Lindberg reportedly referred to as “interests.”

These so-called interests of Lindberg’s included models, a former Miss Texas International and a woman to whom Lindberg was once reportedly engaged. One of Lindberg’s operatives even went as far as to enroll in a class the executive’s former fiancé was taking in order to spy on her. A spokesperson for Lindberg stated that, “All security services provided … were with her full cooperation and consent.” While that particular surveillance subject declined to comment, some of the women reported they were aware of the surveillance “to some extent.”

Lindberg reportedly met some of the women at night clubs or via matchmaking services, while he combed Instagram searching for others. Lindberg’s spokesman declined “to comment on how Mr. Lindberg met the women he has dated or whether they were models or company CEOs.”

Lindberg’s former wife, Tisha, told WSJ she wasn’t surprised to learn of Lindberg’s surveillance methods, and had endured similar scrutiny during her marriage to the insurance exec. Lindberg’s ex-wife said she was “not shocked at all,” and called her former husband “paranoid,” noting that the family compound in North Carolina was equipped with 20 security cameras and armed security staff at all times. A state judge ultimately barred Lindberg from having his wife followed after the couple’s separation in 2017.

The tables have since turned for Lindberg, whose own movements are currently being monitored by a GPS ankle bracelet, which his lawyer unsuccessfully petitioned to have removed in August, calling the monitor “a stalking device” for the government.

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