A Toms River married couple, who owns Spa 1800 on Lakewood Highway, is charged with two counts of cash laundering and selling prostitution after they started providing sexual favors to purchasers in trade for cash.
Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer introduced the fees towards Wayne Lefkowitz, 56, of Toms River, and Guihua Cui, 51, additionally of Toms River in a press release on Wednesday following a year-long investigation run by the OCPO Financial Crime Squad and OCPO SVU.
Lefkowitz and Cui had the entrance of operating their spa as a reputable enterprise however Prosecutor Billhimer stated that “people patronizing the spa had been supplied sexual favors in trade for cash.”
Along with the lewd favors, Lefkowitz and Cui additionally allegedly deposited cash from the spa into various completely different financial institution accounts to attempt to “keep away from transaction reporting necessities below New Jersey state legislation.”
Their illegal and illicit exercise got here to a head on April 28 when Detectives from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Workplace Financial Crime Squad, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Workplace Inside Affairs Unit, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Workplace Excessive Tech Crime Squad, Toms River Police Detectives, Toms River Police Patrol Officers and New Jersey State Police, executed court-authorized search warrants at Spa 1800 after which at Lefkowitz’s and Cui’s residence on McCormick Drive in Toms River.
Detectives adopted that up by executing court-authorized seizure orders on financial institution accounts held by Lefkowitz and Cui.
Each have been charged on summonses pending a future courtroom date.
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