This is not an underage agent. According to the Virginia ABC, they never don disguises.
For many restaurants and bars, the prospect of a visit by
undercover ABC agents is a constant fear. A single alcohol
violation could trigger temporary loss of a liquor license with
devastating financial implications for a small business; multiple
violations can, quite literally, spell the end of a livelihood. But
what happens when the country's biggest grocery store chain is
targeted by ABC?
On January 3, shoppers at the Barracks Road Kroger found out.
Anyone eager for a bottle of vino or a six-pack of suds arrived to
find the store's extensive alcohol offerings unavailable.
Black-plastic-covered plywood surrounded the massive wine
department; the beer shelves were similarly blocked. Signs posted
by management apologized to customers and suggested they make
alcohol purchases at Kroger's two other Charlottesville locations
but offered no explanation for the three-day dry spell. It involved
"The date of the violation was November 2; the charge was
selling to underage," reveals Virginia ABC spokesperson Rebecca
Gettings, who says the store's infraction was selling a single
24-ounce can of Bud Light to an 18-year-old.
Unfortunately for Kroger, America's largest supermarket chain,
this particular 18-year-old wasn't the average buzz-seeking teen.
It was an underage operative, a being so powerful he or she is able
to turn a single $3 purchase into thousands of dollars in fines and
lost sales in a single bound.
According to another ABC spok...