Prostitution raid nets 1, $38,500 cash
The Arizona Republic
May. 17, 2005 12:00 AM
SCOTTSDALE - Scottsdale police served search warrants on a suspected house of prostitution in Chandler, arresting one woman and seizing three cars and more than $38,000 in cash.
The Chandler raid was tied to a larger undercover investigation into the Golden West Therapeutic Health Center, 8440 E. McDonald Drive, also suspected of prostitution, said Detective Sam Bailey, a Scottsdale police spokesman.
Golden West's phone number has been disconnected. advertisement
No address was available for Friday's raid in Chandler, but Bailey said the operation was at a private home.
Scottsdale officers arrested 41-year-old [chinse name] during the Chandler raid.
Bailey said police pulled her over as she was driving away and confiscated $8,500 in cash.
An additional $30,000 was found in the home, he said.
Police also seized a computer, business documents, a sport utility vehicle, minivan and a passenger car.
After several citizen complaints and investigations linking some massage parlors to prostitution several years ago, the Scottsdale City Council adopted more stringent standards for massage therapists.
A city ordinance went into effect in June 2003 that requires therapists to be fingerprinted annually, work only between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m., be nationally certified and undergo 500 hours of training at a state-approved school.
[How do I get to be part of that training? And get paid for it?]