Inspectors Check NJ Gas Pumps For Accuracy

NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — State officials in New Jersey were conducting surprise inspections to make sure motorists weren’t getting shortchanged at the pump with gasoline prices rising.

Weights and Measures officials cited a Delta gas station in Newark after inspectors found a pump dispensed a gallon less than it charged.

Investigators also issued a citation at a Citgo station on Tonnelle Avenue in Jersey City because a diesel pump provided slightly less fuel than was charged.

Acting Consumer Affairs Director Thomas Calcagni said in addition to checking pumps, inspectors were making sure the prices displayed on signs were what motorists were being charged.

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  • Jets Fan

    If I stole from them, I would be arrested.

    If a profiteer steals from the public i.e. stockbroker, politician, merchant, corporation nothing happens. How can you have faith in the direction of this country?

    The penalties should be so severe that it overcomes the desire to enrich oneself through contemptible actions.

  • Ken Hedrick

    ten thousand dollar fine!

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