UTAH, March 15, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — The Utah Attorney General’s Office is warning Utahns that price gouging on supplies that are in limited supply in stores due to the coronavirus outbreak is illegal.
A Facebook post from the Attorney General’s Office said: “Unfortunately, Utahns are reporting price gouging, or increasing prices much higher than reasonable or fair, on supplies that are in limited supply in stores.
“The items include: toilet paper, water, hand sanitizer, certain household cleaners, and even cold medicine and baby formula.
“THIS IS AGAINST STATE LAW (Utah Code 13-41-101-202, Price Controls Under Emergencies Act). The penalty for this offense is $1,000 fine per incidence.”
Anyone who notices this activity happening is asked to contact the Utah Division of Consumer Protection by phone at 801-530-6601, toll free in Utah at 800-721-7233 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.