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Cathedral City underage alcohol sting nabs employees at 2 businesses

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Two store employees were cited for selling alcohol to minors during a sting operation in Cathedral City, police announced Tuesday.

Cathedral City officers worked with agents from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and minor decoys to target at least 10 alcohol license-holders on Monday, netting two arrests at two separate stores.

The employees who were cited at work at Circle K Market, 68258 Ramon Road and AM/PM Market, 36001 Date Palm Drive, according to a police statement.

Cathedral City residents Jovanka Diklic, 31, and Europa Hernandez, 41, were arrested after selling alcohol to the minor decoys.

Those caught selling alcohol to minors face a minimum fine of $250, and/or 24 to 32 hours of community service for a first violation.

In addition, ABC will take administrative action against the alcoholic beverage license of the business where alcohol was sold to a minor, which can include a fine, and suspension or permanent revocation of the license.

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City News Service

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