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Toledoans complain about price gouging during water crisis

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 Lots of our viewers called with complaints about price gouging during Toledo's water crisis. While the water supply was low, prices went sky high.

When word that Toledo's water was not safe to drink got out, the rush was on at places like Costco.

Chelsa Sparks said, "if I don't have water, my baby doesn't eat. So that's going to be an issue."

Some like Claudia Roberts didn't get there in time. "We waited an hour and 15 minutes. Nothing, it was all gone."

Others decided to take advantage of the situation like the guy we found selling water for $20 bucks a case. He said the price was high to pay for his expenses.

We also found water listed on Craigslist for $10. A 13abc photographer spent $13 for a 40 pack of water that still had a sticker on the side saying 40 bottle for under 10 cents.

The owner of that store said they normally sell the water as singles and showed up a receipt that says he bought 55 cases at $10.

If you suspect price gouging, you can save your receipt and contact the Ohio Attorney General.

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