A North Attleborough liquor store faces a six-day license suspension after selling alcohol to a minor. On August 20th of 2011, the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission conducted an undercover sting operation at City Spirits North liquor store.
A field operator from the Commission apparently sent an underage operative into the store to purchase a 40-ounce can of Miller Lite. Without asking for identification, the clerk, who has worked at the store for 10 years, sold the alcohol to the minor. Store owner Michael Foster told local media that the employee made a mistake.
The Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission issued a six-day license suspension that will be served from March 14th to March 19th.
Although sales will be lost during the suspension, Foster is more concerned about the store’s reputation.
“I’m so embarrassed that this happened. The suspension isn’t the big thing to me; it’s the loss of trust from the community,” he said.
To prevent incidents like this from happening again, employees have been retrained and scanning systems will be used to check identification.