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Wild Monk, Liquor & Wine in St. Charles Charged After Alcohol Sold to Minors

An employee at the Wild Monk, another at Liquor & Wine, were arrested. The citations also have been forwarded to the St. Charles Liquor Commission.

St. Charles police cited two employees with selling alcohol to minors while conducting liquor compliance checks at local businesses Friday, Nov. 2, 2012.

Police used two civilian special agents who were 18 and 19 to check the businesses for compliance with liquor laws, according to a St. Charles Police Department release on Thursday.

According to the release, the department completed its fourth-quarter compliance checks on Friday, with officers checking 17 establishments checked. Fifteen were found to be in compliance.

The two remaining establishments — Wild Monk, 51 S. 1st St., and Liquor & Wine, 2460 W. Main St., were cited under a city ordinance for selling alcohol to a minor.

Police arrested Candice K. Widerski, 32, of the 1800 block of Larson Avenue, an employee of Wild Monk; and Ileshkumar Shah, 42, of the 100 block of Horizon Circle, Carol Stream, an employee of Liquor & Wine. The two were served a notice to appear in Kane County Branch Court on Dec. 13, 2012. The reports also will be forwarded to the St. Charles Liquor Commission.

According to the release, Police Chief James Lamkin will send congratulatory letters of compliance to those businesses found to be in compliance with the inspection.

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