Maple Grove woman sentenced to workhouse, $40K fine on prostitution charge at a Plymouth hotel

Terri Milstein, 48, of Maple Grove, was sentenced Monday, April 10 to four years in prison, which was stayed, a year in the county workhouse, five years of probation, 200 hours of community service and a $40,828 fine on a felony count of promoting prostitution of an individual.

According to the criminal complaint, in April 2013 an investigator with the Plymouth Police Department was investigating prostitution activities online. During the investigation, he made contact with someone at an email address and, through a series of emails and phone conversations, a date and time was set and the investigator was to rent a room at a hotel in Plymouth.

“Once at the hotel a call screener contacted the investigator and let him know the female was on her way,” the complaint stated.

The complaint also stated the investigator said he told the call screener he was “getting nervous” and wanted to call off the meeting once the female arrived. The call screener said he would have to pay a $100 cancellation fee, which he did give to the female, the complaint said.

“At this time the female and investigator left the room,” the complaint said. “The female was then contacted by other law enforcement members and questioned. The female indicated she worked for Terri Ann Milstein. The female indicated Milstein had been the screener on the phone that arranged the meeting that evening.”

According the complaint, Milstein arrived at the hotel that night to collect the $100 from the woman. “The arrangement is to perform the service and [the female] then calls Milstein and is directed by Milstein as to which bank account to deposit the money that was collected from the client. The female then gave three different bank accounts.”

The investigator obtained bank records for Milstein’s three accounts. In the first account, there was $26,987 in deposits and withdrawals to backpage.com. The second account had cash deposits of $42,250 and withdrawals to backpage.com. The last account had deposits totaling $108,538.

“Based on this information investigator … made contact with another female and set up another undercover date,” the complaint said.

According to the complaint the second female, who worked for Milstein for many years, said she would work every day, going on between four and 10 dates per day. “She estimated she would give Milstein around $600 a day and Milstein had over 10 girls working for her,” the complaint added.

A search warrant was executed at Milstein’s home in Maple Grove and multiple items were seized including a computer. This computer contained a folder labeled “angels,” which included a listing of 27 females, two of whom were the females from the investigation, according to the complaint.

Contact Alicia Miller at alicia.miller@ecm-inc.com.