3-day sting nails bodegas for selling booze to minors
More than 100 bodegas across the city were busted for selling alcohol to underage customers during a three-day sting by the State Liquor Authority.
The State Liquor Authority visited 212 stores this week. At 123 of the undercover visits, several decoys, ages 18 to 20, successfully bought booze. The Bronx had the highest citation rate with 38 of the 48 stores found selling alcohol to underage decoys in the borough.
All 123 stores caught selling to minors were given violations. First-time offenders face $2,500 in fines. Repeat offenders can be slapped with fines of up to $10,000.