Bouncer Speaks on Bar Raid; DMV Says Minors Didn't Have ID'S

By Lindsay Nielsen

May 9, 2012 Updated May 10, 2012 at 5:22 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) An employee at a downtown Binghamton bar under investigation for underage drinking talks to Action News.

Police and the New York State Liquor Authority say minors were found inside the Scoreboard last weekend.

An undercover agent that's under 21-years-old was able to buy alcohol at the bar on Saturday.

Binghamton Police Chief Joseph Zikuski says the investigation came at the request of his department, after it found a 14-year-old inside the bar a few weeks ago.

Police says they found 20 to 25 minors inside the bar Saturday, many of whom, according the the State Liquor Authority, admitted to drinking at the Scoreboard.

An employee who was working at the time of the raid says he turned away more than 100 people that night for expired, fake and false IDs.

"They got by me. It frustrates me a lot because I work as hard as I can to make sure that does not happen. I think that they should be held as much responsible as the bar is for trying to impersonate somebody else. So the ID's that they had were of people it must have been related to them that look just like them," said Bill Folk, a bouncer at the Scoreboard.

"Honestly the only thing that could help it if every weekend they put up barriers at each end of State Street and let the officers check the ID's and see what happens then," said Folk.

The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles was part of the joint investigation.

It says the investigation revealed underage patrons inside the bar did not even have licenses on them at all.

Also, it did not find any altered or false drivers licenses during its investigation.

Charges against the Scoreboard are pending.

The owner of the Scoreboard declined to comment Wednesday.