Undercover cops arrest 2 Texas women for providing cosmetology services in their homes in violation of lockdown orders

by Laura Mize · Apr 28th, 2020 10:36 am

Last Updated Apr 28th, 2020 at 11:04 am

Undercover officers in Laredo, Texas, arrested two women last week for violating a local quarantine order by providing cosmetology services in their homes.

Law enforcement says the women recruited customers on social media.

Brenda Stephanie Mata, 20, and Ana Isabel Castro-Garcia, 31, both were arrested after meeting with undercover officers who visited them at their homes ostensibly seeking beauty services. Mata was arrested for allegedly agreeing to provide eyelash services, while Castro-Garcia allegedly offered nail services and said she had been running a nail salon at home. Laredo's mayor had deemed such businesses non-essential and temporarily prohibited them to help curb the spread of coronavirus.

Each woman was charged with a Class B misdemeanor — punishable by a fine of up to $2,000, 180 days of jail time, or both — and released on $500 bail.


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