Suffolk gas stations caught cheating consumers
Suffolk Consumer Affairs reported violations in one-sixth of the 300 gas stations hit with surprise inspections last month.
Fifty-four gas stations will face fines of up to $3,500 each for accusations including falsely advertised octane levels and prices, as well as some that did not pump a full gallon of gas.
Some owners are denying the charges and plan to take legal action. Other owners feel public perception of the allegations may hurt business. Long Island Gas Realtors Association president Kevin Beyer says the surprise inspections will help build public confidence.
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