Police serve search warrant at massage business

Vancouver Police Cpl. Neil Martin removes evidence after police conduct a warrant search at Nancy's Studio, a massage business at 218 W. 13th St. in Vancouver, Tuesday, April 1, 2014.(Steven Lane/The Columbian)
Vancouver Police Cpl. Neil Martin removes evidence after police conduct a warrant search at Nancy's Studio, a massage business at 218 W. 13th St. in Vancouver, Tuesday, April 1, 2014.(Steven Lane/The Columbian)

VANCOUVER, Wash. (KOIN) — Police in Vancouver served a search warrant at a massage business on Tuesday.

Investigators said they were looking into forgery allegations related to licensing documents of the therapists who work at Nancy’s Studio located at 218 W 13th Street.

Vancouver police conduct a warrant search Tuesday of a massage business at 218 West 13th St. in Vancouver. (Patty Hastings/The Columbian)
Vancouver police conduct a warrant search Tuesday of a massage business at 218 West 13th St. in Vancouver. (Patty Hastings/The Columbian)

No one was arrested during the search.

People who walked by the business had also complained about possible illegal activity, suspecting the massage therapists were not properly licensed, said police.

While the building bears no sign with Nancy’s Studio written on it, it does have signs advertising for massage and spa services. The Columbian, a daily newspaper in Vancouver, said their archives revealed that Nancy’s Studio was issued a license by the city for beauty, back and foot massage in December.

Previously, archive documents showed the address was licensed for a business called Foot Massage.

A business at 218 W 13th Street appears on a sexually oriented website that contains client reviews detailing sexual services allegedly provided for “tips.”

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