Police say he briefly hired the woman as a health coach and entered her home in Salisbury on Tuesday, placing cameras in the bathrooms and bedrooms. The woman noticed a camera and called police.
Police say Pelgrift inadvertently captured images of himself installing the cameras.
He posted $75,000 bond and was ordered to stay away from the woman.
Pelgrift says he has bipolar disorder and is a recovering substance abuser. No lawyer was listed in court records.