A 61-year-old Oakland woman was arrested on suspicion of pimping following a recent investigation and undercover foray at a Orinda massage business.
Police say they received multiple complaints and tips from citizens about alleged illegal activity at the Wonderful Spa Center located at 23 Orinda Way and followed up.
On May 1, the Orinda Police Department, in cooperation with the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff Investigation Division, conducted surveillance and an undercover operation on the business, Chief Mark Nagel said.
During that operation, an undercover police officer entered the business and was later solicited for a sex act in exchange for money, according to police.
A search warrant was later served on the business. During that search, Orinda police detectives arrested 61-year-old Bao Lu of Oakland for pimping. She was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility. Her bail was set at $25,000. She has since bailed out.
Some locals may remember a similar action at the Wonderful Spa in Moraga back in August, 2014.
In that case, an employee was arrested on suspicion of soliciting prostitution.
Situ Li, 52, was arrested for alleged misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution at the at the Wonderful Spa in the Rheem Shopping Center at 450 Center St.