For the past few years, some coffee shops in Washington state have been taking the idea of customer service a little too far.
A former owner of a Seattle-area “bikini coffee shop” was charged with money laundering and promoting prostitution Thursday, after her baristas allegedly served up sex acts to customers as well as hot drinks, CBS News reports.
Documents claim the “bikini baristas” charged $14 to flash their genitals or breasts at customers, and more for sexual acts.
Prosecutors in Shnohomish County allege that Carmela Panico collected more than $2 million in three years through her illegal business offerings. Panico, a former erotic dancer, managed to skip out on paying her full taxes by operating largely in cash — officials found more than $250,000 during a home raid in 2013.
She may have also had some help from the inside: authorities allege that Darrell O’Neill, a sheriff’s sergeant…
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