Wed, 03 Dec 2008 20:04:39 GMT — The Auburn Police Department has announced the arrests of three individuals, one of whom is connected to both a prostitution ring and a separate false robbery complaint. 22-year-old Ashley Davis Byrne and 31-year-old Barbara Lynn Fuller are each charged with one count of prostitution and one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance, both of which are misdemeanors. Police allege that Byrne and Fuller agreed to exchange sexual intercourse for money with undercover police officers. Police say that they believe that the women are part of a larger prostitution ring, and more arrests are pending the results of an ongoing investigation. Also, Ashley Byrne was separately arrested along with her husband, 25-year-old Andrew George Byrne, in regards to an unsolved robbery attempt reported on June 6. Both Byrnes are charged with third degree grand larceny after they reported being robbed while making a bank deposit from the convenience store where Ashley Byrne worked. The police investigation alleges that the Byrnes faked the robbery and kept the store TMs money. In addition to the larceny charge, Ashley Byrne is charged with falsely reporting an incident and Andrew Byrne is charged with a parole violation. Andrew is currently on Parole and Ashley is currently under the supervision of the Cayuga County Probation Department. The Auburn Police Department is encouraging anyone who may have additional information on either of the above listed investigations to call the Auburn Police Detective Bureau at 315-255-4705. Calls can remain anonymous.
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