Of the 482 stores checked citywide, 281 stores - or 58 percent - had two or more items whose bar codes scanned the wrong price at the checkout counter, said Caroline Shoenberger, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Consumer Services.
During the investigation, a team of city workers posed as customers at stores and bought 50 items.If two or more of the items scanned higher than the advertised price, the store failed the inspection and received a citation.The fines ranged from $50 to $500.
There was no evidence of stores intentionally charging higher prices, Shoenberger
topped the list, with 67 stores in Chicago cited for improper price scanning.Osco Drug Stores came in second with 48 stores.
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