Six Snohomish County coffee stands were raided by police this week, alleging they were fronts for prostitution. According to the search warrant, the owner deposited more than $850,000 in cash into his bank account over a 2 year period. The money reeked of fish, because the chain owner “maintained these denominations in her freezer at home with fish.”
Excerpts from the SeattleTimes:
To the detectives investigating allegations of prostitution and lewd behavior by “bikini baristas” working at a string of coffee shacks in Snohomish County, the whole operation smelled fishy — from the way the baristas seemed to know when police were watching to the stacks of $20 bills the owner deposited at a local credit union.
…Police say that some of the baristas at Java Juggs were making big bucks, including one who reportedly earned $100,000 in tips last year. Customers would routinely pay $20 for a cup of coffee and a “show” by scantily clad barista that ranged from flashing the customer to sex, according to the search warrant.
I’m surprised there isn’t a chain of these along Sandy Boulevard. What? Oh, never mind.