Target Will Pay $1.7 Million After Inaccurate Scanners Overcharged Californians

Target has agreed to pay a $1.7 million penalty after weights and measures inspectors found “numerous occasions where the price charged at the cash register was not the lowest posted price,” according to a statement from the Sonoma County district attorney’s office.

The San Fransisco Chronicle says:

“Customers should not have to worry about being charged the correct price,” said District Attorney Stephan Passalacqua. “We believe the settlement sends a message.”

Target also agreed to improve their “pricing procedures” in the future.

If you’ve noticed any of this sort of nonsense going on where you shop, why not report it to your local department of weights and measures?

Target to pay $1.7 million for overcharging customers at registers [SF gate]
Dallas Allison Krewe