TAMPA — Some 4,000 Floridians have called in complaints over price gouging since Monday as residents shop and travel in preparation for Hurricane Irma, Attorney General Pam Bondi said Thursday.
The worst offenders in the Tampa area are 7-Eleven convenience stores, she said, earning nearly 40 complaints this week.
"Shame on you if you're trying to gouge someone (for) water, food, baby supplies," Bondi said, addressing media at an office where staffers process the complaints.
Earlier Thursday, Bondi had taken to Fox News to criticize Chevron, the source of about 45 complaints already.
She said later that she had spoken with representatives from the company, who told her they would pressure individual store owners to keep prices reasonable.
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