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12 North Carolina Family Dollar Stores Fined For Overcharging Customers

More than a dozen North Carolina Family Dollar stores were fined for overcharging customers. 5 of those are in the Charlotte area. The fines are considerable at over $256,000 dollars. 12 North Carolina Family Dollar Stores Fined For Overcharging Customers According to our source, The Charlotte Observer, 14 stores in all over 8 counties had to pay up. The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Standards division says the problem was excessive price scanning errors. A Union County store was fined along with four stores in Mecklenburg County. The Charlotte area stores paid up to $44, 825 dollars combined. And in Union County that store was fined $14,430. Family Dollar Is Not The Only Offender Family Dollar stores are not the only alleged offenders.  According to our source, back in 2023 dozens of stores including Walgreens, Wal-Mart, Auto Zone, and Circle K were fined. Those fines came to a whopping $462,480 combined. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler had this to say in a statement released to our source, The Charlotte Observer. "Many of the stores penalized this year that are facing fines had multiple failed inspections." He also says they have a high rate of overcharging errors. He also took this opportunity to remind customers to check those receipts and make sure the prices are correct. And if you see a problem be sure and talk to the manager. [caption id="attachment_325326" align="alignnone" width="300"] (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)[/caption] State inspections can be unannounced and periodic. Inspectors check to see if shelf and register prices match.  The North Carolina Family Dollar stores fined include these in the Charlotte area. They are located at 8500 C Pineville Matthews Road in Pineville. Other locations include the Family Dollar at 4130 Rozzlles Ferry Road in Charlotte. The 2176 West Sugar Creek Road Family Dollar Retail Store was also fined.  And the Family Dollar store at 4005 Sunset Road. For more information on this story get details from the   [select-listicle listicle_id="512540" syndication_name="money-it-takes-to-live-comfortably" description="yes"]

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