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Theft of liquor from ABC store probed

Posted October 24, 2008

— State authorities are investigating the theft of thousands of bottles of liquor from an Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission store in Pembroke.

An audit for the fiscal year that ended June 30 showed more than 3,000 bottles of liquor, valued at more than $20,000, were missing from the store, and officials have ordered another audit to cover the last three months.

The store, which is operated by the Pembroke ABC board, reported losing almost $35,000 last year on almost $500,000 in sales.

The state Division of Alcohol Law Enforcement has closed the store, pending the outcome of the investigation.


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  • TruthBKnown Banned Again02 Oct 24, 2008

    Sounds like Otis has fallen on hard times.

  • NCSUPackfan Oct 24, 2008

    Occifer I dunno what happened *hiccup*

  • gr Oct 24, 2008

    wheres the party?

  • BMacarthur Oct 24, 2008

    They need to do away with all the alcohol: Whiskey, beer, all of it. Look at the destruction it all causes!

  • Groovy Oct 24, 2008

    Somebody's having a really big party.

  • Fun Oct 24, 2008

    Government needs to get out of the liquior business. It needs to be a private enterprise. That $6.66 a bottle.

  • Panther Oct 24, 2008

    Oh oh, sounds like some employees were helping themselves to the hooch and payroll. Do not pass Go and collect $200.

  • shellbelle Oct 24, 2008

    Wow - that much missing!!! don't they have cameras in all the stores? Hmmmm This will create quite a buzzzzzzzzzz around town.