State looking into price gouging

LIHUE – The Office of Consumer Protection is investigating reports of price gouging in relation to the sale of cases of water during the pre-Hurricane Iselle shopping on the Hawaiian Islands. 

“We’ve had 40 calls since last Thursday, most of them had to do with water,” said Brent Suyama, spokesman for the state Office of Consumer Protection. “I don’t have any actions yet.” 

Bruce Kim, the Protection Agency’s director, placed a freeze on consumer good prices in the midst of storm preparation and said violators would be prosecuted. 

Suyama said there weren’t calls he was aware concerning price gouging on Kauai.

 

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