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This McAllen store clerk REALLY wanted to violate laws taught in TABC certification online

October 30, 2013
Unopened beer bottles

How badly did 24-year-old store clerk Aaron Contreras Marroquin want to violate the laws he should have learned in a TABC certification online course? So badly that when he entered the date of birth into his cash register for the minor standing in front of him attempting to purchase a Bud Light, he overrode the alert from the register.

TABC agents arrested Marroquin on Saturday after he sold beer to the 17-year-old who was working with TABC agents in an undercover sting operation. The TABC reportedly sent minors into 20 stores throughout the county, and Marroquin was the only one who broke the law.

What makes Marroquin’s actions so shocking is the blatant disregard for the law and the procedures his employer had put in place to ensure alcohol was being sold legally. I’m sure you’ve seen them before, but the store has one of those cash registers that requires the clerk to enter the customer’s date of birth when alcohol is rung up. When Marroquin entered the date of birth and the register responded by alerting him that the customer was only 17 years old, he overrode the alert and made the sale anyway. He knew what he was doing, and now he’s paying the price.

Our TABC certification online course can teach you the law and best practices so you can be a great seller/server, but we can’t force anyone care. That’s up to you.

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