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Police Reports

Mom engineers undercover illegal vape purchase in Geneva

Local vape shop cashier cited in sale to underage customer

GENEVA – A vape shop employee was charged with selling vape products to someone under age 21 and not asking for identification before the sale, according to Geneva police reports.

Faiz Ahmed, 24, of the 25000 block of Presidential Avenue, Plainfield, was charged Feb. 5, after a parent reported that her daughter, who was not yet 21, was able to buy a vape product containing nicotine from him, the report stated.

The girl's father found her in possession of vape products. The girl said she bought them at 312 Vape, 645 W. State St. The mother took her there and gave her a debit card and told her to attempt to illegally purchase a product from the store, the report stated.

The girl bought an Eon brand green apple flavored vape cartridge containing nicotine for $10.81, the report stated.

The clerk did not ask her for identification or proof that she was at least 21 years old before selling her the cartridge, the report stated.

After the receipt was received electronically, her mother went into the store to confront the cashier, Ahmed, about the transaction, the report stated.

Ahmed said the girl was a regular customer and he thought she was of age to buy the product, the report stated.

Her mother informed him she was not 21, returned the vape cartridge, got a refund and advised him she would report it to police, the report stated.

The mother drove to the police department to report the illegal sale. Her daughter told police she has bought vape products there in the past without showing identification of her age, the report stated.

Police then went to 312 Vape and charged Ahmed under the city’s local ordinance.

Police also arrested him on an outstanding warrant from DuPage County for failure to appear in court on a traffic charge.

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