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4 arrests at Central Ave massage parlors for violating law- unlicensed masseuses
Release Date: September 03, 2016

Members of the Greenburgh Police Drug and Alcohol Task Force, Detective Division and Street Crime Unit completed a short term investigation into the Unauthorized Practice of a Profession occurring at several massage establishments within the township.


     On September 2, 2016, detectives did arrest four (4) individuals for violating New York State Education Law 6512 (sub1) - Unauthorized Practice of a Profession (Class E-Felony).  The arrested subjects did knowingly and unlawfully purport themselves as licensed massage therapists without having the requisite state licenses.  It should also be noted that neither establishment had a licensed massage therapist present/working at the time of the arrests.  Town Building Department personnel assisted investigators and their investigation is ongoing.


     The Greenburgh Town Board passed a local law that will give officials the authority to permanently close down establishments which continually employ unlicensed masseuses.  The deadline for existing businesses to comply with the requirements of the local law is October.    All of the subjects were transported to Police Headquarters where they were booked, processed, and released on bail. 










Jade Spa 698 South Central Ave, Scarsdale NY       Charming Spa 390 South Central Ave, Scarsdale NY;




 About a year ago the town sponsored a forum that was held at Town Hall:-”Illegal Massage Parlors and What Really Goes on Behind Closed Doors”- on  https://youtu.be/mmWXUXyF3fI.



Town of Greenburgh 2015



Speakers included:


Ken Picard.   Ken is an award-winning journalist with Seven Days, an independent newsweekly based in Burlington, Vermont.


A few years ago, Ken conducted an investigation on massage parlors/establishments in Vermont.  He discusses what communities around the nation are doing to address this issue.


Nancy F. Levine, Chief Development Officer, My Sister’s Place (MSP), the major service provider for victims of human trafficking and domestic violence in Westchester County  will also be speaking








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Paul Feiner


Greenburgh Town Supervisor

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