Two women were arrested in Garden City Wednesday night after a joint investigation revealed they were allegedly practicing massage therapy without a license.
According to Nassau detectives, an undercover
operation determined that Liliana Certuche, 23, of Maspeth, and Lenee Perez-Ortiz, 21, of the
Bronx, practiced massage
therapy without a license at Paradise Studio, located 1527 Franklin Ave. The address comes back to a building directly across the street from the Nassau County Legislative Building and just 500 feet away from Nassau County Police headquarters.
defendants were taken into custody around 8:15 p.m. Wednesday night without incident.
The operation was conducted by the Nassau County Police Department's Narcotics/Vice Bureau in conjunction with the Garden City Police
Certuche was charged with unauthorized practice, while Perez-Ortiz was charged with two counts of unauthorized practice. They will appear at First District Court in
Hempstead on Jan.