By: Don Shaw email: don.shaw@pennsylvaniachronicle.com (570) 543-2961

AG Shapiro snags second small business for price gouging; Philly store agrees to $158.16 in restitution, $600 fine

AG Shapiro snags second small business for price gouging; Philly store agrees to $158.16 in restitution, $600 fine

Harrisburg, PA

Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that his office fined the EZ Dollar Plus in Philadelphia for alleged price gouging.

“We won’t tolerate illegal price gouging during this emergency and we’ll act to stop it. Pennsylvanians need financial protection right now, especially when so many have lost wages and 1 in 3 have lost work.” said Attorney General Shapiro.

The Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General entered into an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance (AVC) with EZ Dollar Plus after the Office received tips alleging that the store was selling facemasks and hand sanitizers for unlawful prices. The Office learned that EZ Dollar Plus sold 20-packs of facemasks for $24.99 and 2-ounce hand sanitizers for $5.99.

The Attorney General’s Office says they’ve received over 4,500 complaints and issued under 500 “Cease and Desist” letters.

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