Ripped Off (Even More Than Usual) At The Gas Pump
Harris County, already an embarrassment of riches when it comes to con men, has something new to crow about.
We have a bunch of the state's most-crooked gas-station dealers.
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples announced today the results of "Operation Spotlight," where his agents went around testing gas stations to see if they were ripping off consumers trying to fill their tanks.
The results: Good luck, if you're hoping to fill up at a Sunmart station.
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The investigation found that more than half of Sunmart's 1,770 pumps cheated customers.
Which sucks big time, although Staples is not above going overboard with the quotes.
"At a time when families are struggling to purchase fuel, I am sure all Texans would agree with me that despicable violations such as these are repulsive and must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law," Staples said.
He said he would pass on the despicable and repulsive allegations to the AG's office.
Here's a list of the stations that were found to be ripping off consumers.
-- Richard Connelly
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