A joint investigation between the Murfreesboro and Shelbyville police departments resulted in three arrests and the closure of two allegedly disreputable massage parlors, according to a press release from MPD.
Working in conjunction with the Shelbyville Police Department, the Murfreesboro Police Special Investigations Division recently investigated complaints of possible prostitution at local massage businesses.
The local investigation occurred after the Shelbyville Police Department became aware of a connection between Relief Massage at 1731 N. Main St., Suite F, in Shelbyville and Balance Day Spa located at 132 St. Andrews Drive, Suite E, in Murfreesboro.
The investigation resulted in the execution of simultaneous search warrants at both locations on Nov. 21.
The investigation and the subsequent execution of search warrants resulted in three arrests, one outstanding warrant and the seizure of more than $10,000 in cash and a Lexus vehicle.
Arrested in Murfreesboro was Sana Zhang, who was charged with six counts of Impersonation of a Licensed Professional and Massage of Erogenous Areas. More than $7,000 in cash and a 2014 Lexus vehicle were seized from this location. She is currently incarcerated at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department under $34,500 bond.
Baomei Zhao and Ying Chen were arrested in Shelbyville.
Zhao was charged with multiple counts of Impersonation of a Licensed Professional and Massage of Erogenous Areas. She was released on $60,000 bond.
Chen was charged with Criminal Responsibility for the Conduct of Another. She was released on $30,000 bond. Chen was also connected to the Murfreesboro business.
Monies totaling $1,028 was seized at the Shelbyville business and an additional $2,445 was seized from a bank account registered to the business.
Shelbyville Police have outstanding warrants on Yumin Liu, who is described as a 50-year-old Asian female.
Anyone with additional information about these or any other crimes should call the MPD at 615-893-1311 or Crime Stoppers at 615-893-7867.