With prices skyrocketing around us it can seem like what you are being charged is incorrect. And honestly, it might be. Every year the state government audits stores. And this year the number of North Carolina grocery stores they found overcharging for items is well above normal. WRAL reports that while fines normally total around $40,000 or $50,00 this year they exceeded $500,000. 38 stores are listed below that paid fines for overcharging consumers.

This is monitored by the state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in an attempt to keep stores honest. They believe many of the issues come from a lack of staff making it harder for stores to keep up. This essentially means that when rung up prices are showing higher than what they are marked on the shelves. One example according to WRAL is the Walmart Supercenter in Raleigh. Auditors looked at 300 items and found that 25 were priced incorrectly. As a result, they were hit with a $5,000 fine.

If you are shopping and realize an item rings up for a different price than advertised make sure to bring it to the attention of a manager. If you’d like to report a store for violations call 984-236-4750. Stores can be issued fines even if what they are doing isn’t breaking the law.

Source WRAL

The 38 North Carolina Stores Overcharging For Items

  • Walmart (Belmont)

    Address: 701 Hawley Ave., Belmont

    Fine: $2,685

    Initial Error Rate: 10%

    Walmart

  • Walmart (North Tryon)

    Address: 7735 North Tryon St., Charlotte

    Fine: $9,785

    Initial Error Rate: 7%

    Walmart

  • Dollar General (The Plaza)

    Address: 7322 The Plaza, Charlotte

    Fine: $10,000

    Initial Error Rate: 40%

    Dollar General

     

  • Dollar General (Albemarle Road)

    Address: 10018 Albemarle Road, Charlotte

    Fine: $10,000

    Initial Error Rate: 24%

    Dollar General

  • Walmart (Pineville Matthews Road)

    Address: 3209 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte

    Fine: $3,510

    Initial Error Rate: 3%

    Walmart

  • Walmart (Indian Trail)

    Address: 2101 Younts Road, Indian Trail

    Fine: $11,745

    Initial Error Rate: 4%

    Walmart

  • Dollar General (Marshville)

    Address: 505 Jones St., Marshville

    Fine: $10,000

    Initial Error Rate: 20%

    Dollar General

  • Dollar General (Hwy 74)

    Address: 8049 U.S. Highway 74

    Fine: $2,625

    Initial Error Rate: 8%

    Dollar General

  • Dollar General (Wadesboro)

    Address: 1301 E. Caswell Street, Wadesboro

    Fine: $2,025

    Initial Error Rate: 18%

    Dollar General

  • Dollar General (Asheboro)

    Address: 435 N.C. Highway 49 S., Asheboro

    Fine: $5,595

    Initial Error Rate: 6%

    Dollar General

  • CVS Pharmacy (Asheville)

    Address: 440 E. Dixie Drive, Asheboro

    Fine: $795

    Initial Error Rate: 6%

    CVS Pharmacy

  • Walmart (Greensboro)

    Address: 121 W. Elmsley Drive, Greensboro

    Fine: $1,995

    Initial Error Rate: 5%

    Walmart

  • Family Dollar (Winston Salem)

    Address: 3501 South Main St., Winston-Salem

    Fine: $7,510

    Initial Error Rate: 30%

    Family Dollar

  • Dollar General (Yadkinville)

    Address: 103 Willow St., Yadkinville

    Fine: $6,595

    Initial Error Rate: 30%

    Dollar General

  • Advance Auto (Yadkinville)

    Address: 947 South State St., Yadkinville

    Fine: $6,225

    Initial Error: 16%

    Advance Auto Part

  • Dollar General (Mount Airy)

    Address: 514 N. Renfro St., Mt. Airy

    Fine: $8,110

    Initial Error Rate: 16%

    Dollar General

  • Ingles (West Jefferson)

    Address: 60 Ashemont Drive, West Jefferson

    Fine: $3,270

    Initial Error Rate: 6%

  • Advance Auto (Boone)

    Address: 1335 Highway 421, Boone

    Fine: $1,035

    Initial Error Rate: 16%

  • Dollar General (Vass)

    Address: 4500 Lebelia Road, Vass

    Fine: $6,950

    Initial Error Rate: 8%

    Dollar General

  • Family Dollar (Goldsboro)

    Address: 102 Five Points Road, Goldsboro

    Fine: $13,305

    Initial Error Rate: 18%

    Family Dollar

  • Dollar General (Four Oaks)

    Address: 6064 U.S. Highway 301 S., Four Oaks

    Fine: $6,695

    Initial Error Rate: 30%

    Dollar General

  • Family Dollar (Wilmington St Raleigh)

    Address: 3210-101 South Wilmington St., Raleigh

    Fine: $11,730

    Initial Error Rate: 10%

    Family Dollar

  • Family Dollar (Raleigh)

    Address: 3605 Amber Lane, Raleigh

    Fine: $7,600

    Initial Error Rate: 22%

    Family Dollar

  • Target (North Hills)

    Address: 4191 The Circle At North Raleigh, Raleigh

    Fine: $6,245

    Initial Error Rate: 6%

    Target

  • Advance Auto (Glenwood)

    Address: 7201-100 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh

    Fine: $3,845

    Initial Error Rate: 34%

  • Target (Hwy 70)

    Address: 4841 Grove Barton Road, Raleigh

    Fine: $9,760

    Initial Error Rate: 11%

    Target

  • Dollar General (Falls of Neuse)

    Address: 1131 Falls River Ave., Raleigh

    Fine: $7,925

    Initial Error Rate: 8%

    Dollar General

  • Dollar General (Durham)

    Address: 4623 Hillsborough Road, Durham

    Fine: $4,305

    Initial Error Rate: 16%

    Dollar General

  • Walmart (Oxford)

    Address: 105 Lewis St., Oxford

    Fine: $6,425

    Initial Error Rate: 13%

    Walmart

  • Advance Auto (Henderson)

    Address: 390 Raleigh Road, Henderson

    Fine: $3,345

    Initial Error Rate: 14%

  • Family Dollar (Henderson)

    Address: 1414 E. Andrews Ave., Henderson

    Fine: $7,975

    Initial Error Rate: 30%

    Family Dollar

  • Dollar General (Stovall)

    Address: 108 Highway 15 N., Stovall

    Fine: $2,985

    Initial Error Rate: 16%

    Dollar General

  • Dollar General (Lake Waccamaw)

    Address: 124 East Sam Potts Highway, Lake Waccamaw

    Fine: $1,005

    Initial Error Rate: 20%

    Dollar General

     

  • Walmart (Wilmington)

    Address: 5226 Sigmon Road, Wilmington

    Fine: $6,870

    Initial Error Rate: 3%

    Walmart

  • Dollar General (Edenton)

    Address: 1503 Virginia Road, Edenton

    Fine: $15,000

    Initial Error Rate: 16%

    Dollar General

  • Dollar General (Hertford)

    Address: 1035 Holiday Island Road, Hertford

    Fine: $2,190

    Initial Error Rate: 14%

    Dollar General

  • Dollar General (Tyner)

    Address: 2803 Virginia Road, Tyner

    Fine: $14,380

    Initial Error Rate: 14%

    Dollar General

  • Dollar General (Waves)

    Address: 26038 NC 12, Waves

    Fine: $5,000

    Initial Error Rate: 32%

    Dollar General

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