Hurricane Sandy
3:30 am
Tue November 6, 2012

AG Schneiderman investigates Sandy price gouging

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is now investigating more than 500 reports of price gouging from Superstorm Sandy. WAMC’s Dave Lucas has more…

The AG says more than 300 of those complaints came in over the weekend and Monday as the pace of recovery and repair work continued to pick up.

Most of the reports are over the cost of gasoline. But they've also involved the sale of other essentials, including a $10 box of matches and $7 loaf of bread.

Schneiderman is investigating reports from New York City, the Hudson Valley and on Long Island.

New Yorkers can report price gouging by telephone at 800-771-7755 or through his office website.

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