NC Attorney General investigating price gouging during hurricane

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Monday, October 24, 2016
NC Attorney General looking into price gouging during hurricane
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A number of businesses have been accused of price gouging during and in the wake of Hurricane Matthew

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- Several businesses in North Carolina are being investigated for alleged price gouging in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.

The latest to get a subpoena is a car rental company. Attorney General Roy Cooper says his office got 8 complaints about the company, which has not been named. The AG's office says the rental company has multiple locations including Fayetteville, Lumberton, and Raleigh - where the complaints came from.

It was reported that the locations doubled their prices from about $30 a day to $60 per day after the storms and flooding came through.

Cooper's office is also looking into 3 other businesses including a motel that allegedly charged people over $300 a night.

Also being investigated is a Fayetteville business that reportedly sold a 24-pack of bottled water for $29.