Walgreens Pays $30,000 for Wisconsin Store Violations

Posted: Monday, March 25, 2013 --- 1:11p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Walgreens has paid nearly $30,000 to settle claims that it scanned inaccurate prices and didn't post refund notices at its Wisconsin stores.

The state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says it found 121 inaccurately priced products at 51 Walgreens stores on the first visit during a two-day inspection last August. Two stores in LaCrosse and Superior failed to correct the prices after inspectors ordered them to, the department said.

The department inspectors also reported 11 stores didn't post required signs to inform customers they were entitled to a refund if they weren't charged the lowest advertised price.

The Deerfield-Ill. based grocery and drug company didn't admit breaking any law.

Ag department spokesman Jerad Albracht says Walgreens paid to settle similar violations in 2009.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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