Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle responds to complaints of price gouging
In a press release published today, the Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle announced that her team of investigators will respond to all complaints of price gouging given the potential hazard posed by Hurricane Matthew.
"Now that the Governor has declared a state of emergency, price gouging is a criminal offense. We are joining the efforts to combat any greedy individuals and businesses that may use tragic events like a hurricane to take advantage of our community fundamental needs by unnecessarily hiking prices to outrageous levels. Greedy actions will not be tolerated before, during, or after any natural disaster," commented State Attorney Fernandez Rundle.
Because of the approaching of the Hurricane Matthew, there have been reported cases of price gouging in Miami-Dade County.
The Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez asked residents to report any price gouging sightings immediately.
To report any suspicion regarding pricing that is above the market price, please call the State Attorney's Hotline at 305-547-3300.