Gastonia motel accued of gouging Matthew evacuees

RALEIGH, N.C. – As thousands of people flee from Hurricane Matthew along the coast of the Carolinas, one area hotel has been subpoenaed by the North Carolina Department of Justice for price gouging.

In a statement released Friday, the NCDOJ says they’ve issued a subpoena to a Gastonia motel that reportedly charged consumers evacuating for the storm as much as $300 per night for a room.

Attorney General Roy Cooper’s office is also continuing their investigation into gas price gouging related to the pipeline break in September, subpoenaing 11 gas stations and one fuel wholesaler.

If you’d like to report suspected price gouging, contact the North Carolina Department of Justice at 1-877-5-NO-SCAM or 919-716-6000.

Copyright 2016 WCNC


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