Chen Mei of Flushing, 27, is charged with Unauthorized Practice of a Profession, officials say.
SCPD arrested Chen Mei of Flushing, 27, for giving unlicensed massages during a raid at a massage parlor in Lake Ronkonkoma.
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Lake Ronkonkoma, NY - October 6, 2017 - Suffolk County Police on Thursday, October 5, arrested a woman for giving unlicensed massages during a raid at a massage parlor in Lake Ronkonkoma, New York.
In response to numerous community complaints, Suffolk County Police Fourth Precinct Crime Section officers, Suffolk County Police Criminal Intelligence detectives, agents from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, town of Smithtown building inspectors and fire marshals conducted an investigation into illegal activities at the Little Flower Spa, located at 347 Smithtown Blvd., at approximately 4 p.m.
Chen Mei was arrested and charged with Unauthorized Practice of a Profession, a Class E Felony under the New York State Education law.
During the investigation conducted by the Town of Smithtown Fire Marshal and Building Inspector, five occupancy and town code violations were discovered, and summonses were issued for each.
Mei, 27, of Flushing, New York, is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip, New York on October 6. The investigation is continuing.
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