Five Franklin County locations of this chain store overcharging customers, auditor says
Two weeks after Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost filed a lawsuit against Dollar General, alledging the stores had overcharged customers in Butler County, the chain is under the microscope in Franklin County.
According to a press release issued yesterday by the office of Franklin County Auditor Michael Stinziano, five different Franklin County stores recently failed a second inspection.
This means that the stores were found to be overcharging on an initial visit, and when Franklin County Weights and Measures inspectors returned one week later, the same stores were found to be charging prices higher than what items were listed for on store shelves.
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The five Dollar General stores in question are the following locations:
-5001 Chatterton Rd., Truro Township
-4868 W. Broad St., Prairie Township
-618 Schrock Rd., Westerville
-3065 Broadway, Grove City
-3170 Lambert Rd., Pleasant Township
According to a press release, price discrepancies were found in Goldfish snacks (charged $4.50, listed at $3.75, Dove Conditioner (charged $8, listed at $7), Officehub Liquid Highlighters (charged $8, listed at $6) and DG Health Electrolyte Solutions (charged $4.50, listed at 3.75).
“Consumers should remain cautious when shopping and make sure you’re paying the correct price; every penny counts” Stinziano said in a press release. “Auditor’s office inspectors will be vigilant and out in the community checking scanners and continuing our work protecting consumers from predatory corporations like Dollar General.”
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