New York investigates Sandy price gouging - 13abc.com Toledo (OH) News, Weather and Sports

New York investigates Sandy price gouging

Posted: Updated:
A woman searches through donated shoes at relief center set up in a parking lot on November 3, 2012 in the Midland Beach neighborhood of Staten Island borough of New York City. A woman searches through donated shoes at relief center set up in a parking lot on November 3, 2012 in the Midland Beach neighborhood of Staten Island borough of New York City.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - More than 400 possible cases of price gouging have been reported in New York before and after Superstorm Sandy.
    
Reports are being investigated in New York City, the Hudson Valley and on Long Island by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
    
Among the reports: The price of a bag of potatoes jumped from $3 before the storm to $7. A box of matches more than tripled, to $10. And a loaf of bread more than doubled, to $7.
    
State law prohibits spikes in prices for essential goods, including food, water, gasoline, generators, batteries and flashlights. The law also prohibits sharp increases in prices by retailers, supermarkets, hardware stores, bodegas, delis and taxis.
    
A vendor may defend higher prices if they can show an increased cost of getting goods or delivering services.

  • Top StoriesMore>>

  • Amanda Bacon takes the stand

    Amanda Bacon takes the stand

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:08 PM EDT2014-04-16 03:08:50 GMT
    Emotions ran high in the courtroom as a mother, charged in the death of her infant son took the stand for the first time.Amanda Bacon is charged with murder and endangering children after her son Avery,
    Amanda Bacon takes the stand for the first time.
  • Local runners heading back to Boston for Monday’s marathon

    Local runners heading back to Boston for Monday’s marathon

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-04-16 02:04:55 GMT
    Tuesday marks the one year anniversary of the bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon which killed three people and injured 260 people. Dozens of runners from Northwest Ohio and Southeast
    "I'm not nervous about there being another terror attack or the possibility that there could be one," says Jay Yockey. "I don't want to live a life in fear. I still want to do what I love to do."
  • Clerk guilty of selling alcohol to teens before fatal wreck

    Clerk guilty of selling alcohol to teens before fatal wreck

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-04-16 01:11:40 GMT
    A Lucas County jury has found former liquor store employee Nicholas Thompson guilty of selling alcohol to underage Ottawa Hills students.  18-year-old Brian Hoeflinger, an Ottawa Hills High School senior,
    A Lucas County jury has found former liquor store employee Nicholas Thompson guilty for selling alcohol to underage Ottawa Hills students.  18-year-old Brian Hoefflinger, an Ottawa Hills High School senior, was killed after that sale in a drunk driving accident. Thompson worked at Foxx Liquor on Dorr Street.

Area Events Calendar

See It, Shoot It, Send It!