Wausau bowling alley owner charged with refilling liquor bottles

WAUSAU, WIS. (WSAW) The owner of now-closed Mountain Lanes Family Fun Center Inc. in Wausau is accused of refilling liquor bottles with off-brand liquor.

Kaileah Koehler, the registered liquor license holder for the facility was charged with two counts of possessing refilled intoxicating liquor bottles.

According to the criminal complaint, during a June 2017 investigation, Alcohol and Tobacco special agents seized 33 open liquor bottles that were suspected of being refilled with other brands of liquor.

Among the seized bottles were six bottles labeled Captain Morgan rum. The bottles were tested and the liquor proved to be non-authentic. The bottles were suspected to be filled with Ron Diaz brand rum.

It's illegal in Wisconsin to refill or dilute liquor bottles and all alcohol sold at retail must be purchased from permitted liquor or beer wholesalers.

Mountain Lanes closed without explanation in July when a sign reading "Closed until further notice" was posted on the door.

If convicted she faces up to one year in jail and up to a $1,000 fine. She's free on $250 cash bond.

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