The Lino Lakes Police Department and the Anoka County Attorney’s Office are investigating allegations of fraudulent electronic charges appearing on accounts of customers of the now-closed StoneWater Massage and Skin Care in Lino Lakes. The police department believes that about one year ago, a person at the business began using customers' financial information to make additional charges to StoneWater under and up to around $100. Police encourage recent Stone Water customers to check their credit card and bank statements for any unauthorized charges.
The investigation is ongoing, and police have declined to release the suspect's name. Police believe there are at least 50 victims with fraudulent charges of up to $15,000 if not more.
Anyone with suspicious charges from StoneWater is encouraged to contact the Lino Lakes Police Department at 651-982-2300 to have his or her individual situation reviewed.