SERGEANT RON GALAVIZ
Public Information Officer-Fort Wayne
KENDALLVILLE — A 76-year-old woman from Kendallville was arrested yesterday by the Indiana State Police following a multi-agency investigation which began in September of 2015, following allegations that U.S. currency was being exchanged for sexual acts at a local business.
The alleged acts were said to have occurred at the Kendallville Health Spa located at 901 W. North St., which is owned and operated by 76-year-old Yie Sun Kim Tolley.
Officers from the Indiana State Police, Kendallville Police, Noble County Sheriff Department and the Department of Homeland Security comprised a task force which conducted the undercover investigation.
On Feb. 18, an employee of Tolley’s by the name of Yo Chin Cohoon was arrested for prostitution at that location and during the arrest, a search warrant was served in which various items of criminal activity were recovered.
As a result of the overall investigation, Tolley was arrested yesterday without incident and was lodged in the Noble County Jail. She has since bonded out. The Noble County Prosecutor’s Office has levied the following charges against Tolley:
- Promoting Prostitution, Level 5 Felony
- Corrupt Business Influence, Level 5 Felony
- Tax Evasion (Three Counts), Level 6 Felony
- Theft, Class A Misdemeanor
All Suspects Are Presumed Innocent Until or Unless Proven Guilty in a Court of Law.