Theft of liquor from ABC store probed
Posted October 24, 2008 1:02 p.m. EDT
Updated October 24, 2008 2:44 p.m. EDT
Pembroke, N.C. — 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.