Image TLC Massage was shut down Sunday, March 28, 2016 in Forsyth County after sheriff’s officials said the parlor operated illegally. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Forsyth County massage parlor shut down, accused of illegal activity

A Forsyth County massage parlor was shut down Sunday after sheriff’s officials said the parlor operated illegally, according to Channel 2 Action News.

The owner of Image TLC Massage failed to obtain a massage owner and spa permit. And Forsyth County Sheriff’s deputies found beds instead of massage tables in the business.

Officials told Channel 2 that is evidence employees lived inside the business and that other illicit activity happened at the business.

The incident followed a raid March 11 that led a number of massage parlors to shut down in Forsyth County.

An ordinance passed last year tightening restrictions went into effect Jan. 1; and the Forsyth sheriff’s office said during a grace period, deputies went to the businesses, gave them copies of the ordinance and urged them to comply.