Little Italy corner store owner sold booze to teen at markup: police
This April 6, 2015 photo shows a high tech liquor bottle in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Chris Herhalt, CP24.com
Published Wednesday, March 13, 2019 12:16PM EDT
A 60-year-old Little Italy convenience store owner is facing charges after allegedly buying booze for teenagers and selling it to them at a markup.
Toronto police say the man, who ran Winners Lotto Mart at 299 Ossington Avenue, would take orders of booze from a youth, purchase the booze legally at the LCBO, and then allegedly sell it to the youth “at a profit.”
On Monday, officers from the Major Crime Unit at 14 Division arrested the shop owner.
He was identified as Hung-Wai David Wong.
He faces charges of sell liquor to a person apparently under 19 and selling liquor without a license.
Wong is expected to appear in court at Old City Hall on April 18 to answer to the charge.