Tavern President Faces Felony Charges

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 at 10:13 am

A 44-year-old Glenwood city man faces charges of refilling liquor bottles with cheaper alcohol and serving it to patrons at a St. Croix Falls tavern, according to Polk County records.

David Kremer is charged with a felony count of giving a fraudulent statement and eight misdemeanor counts of possession of diluted liquor bottles. According to a press release from the Polk County Sheriff’s Department, two state Department of Revenue agents went to the Loggers Bar and Grill in October and examined liquor bottles and sales receipts. Agents found receipts indicating liquor and beer has been purchased from two stores in Glenwood City and one in St. Croix Falls for use at the tavern, which violates state law.

Kremer initially denied charges, but later admitted to refilling bottles of rum, whiskey and tequila with cheaper brands.

In 1986, Kremer was convicted of felony forgery in Eau Claire County. He served as president, treasurer and agent for the corporation that operates the tavern and holds alcohol licenses at the Glenwood City golf course.

Kremer is due in court for his initial appearance on February 16th. The charges carry a combined maximum penalty of sevens years in prison.

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