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Stores deny allegations of price gouging after Dayton-area tornadoes [Video] | WBNS-10TV Columbus, Ohio

In response to an open records request by 10 Investigates, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office sent 10TV data showing it received 31 storm-related complaints — nearly all about price-gouging following the storms that struck the Dayton-area in late May.

A 10 Investigates review of those complaints found 11 occurred at the AM-PM convenience store off Salem Avenue and five occurred at Marathon Gas station off Troy Street.

Nearly all of them alleged that the two stores were charging between $10 to $14 for a case of water.

Employees at both stores denied to 10 Investigates that they ever charged that much.

10 Investigates interviewed six people who complained to the attorney general’s office, including three who — independent of each other — claimed they saw the high prices for themselves.

“I said, ‘Why is the price so high?’ I expected a little higher because of a convenience fee and (the clerk) said, ‘Supply and demand and if you don’t like the price, don’t pay it,’” David Santana told 10 Investigates.

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Stores deny allegations of price gouging after Dayton-area tornadoes | WBNS-10TV Columbus, Ohio | Columbus News, Weather & Sports.

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