PLAINVIEW, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Long Island man is charged with price gouging and hoarding personal protective equipment, or PPE.

According to a criminal complaint, Amardeep Singh marketed PPE on social media.

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Prosecutors say Singh also sold N95 masks, cleaning wipes and hand sanitizer from his clothing store in Plainview.

Singh posted a video online apologizing to his customers after he was first cited by Nassau County in March.

“I am sorry for what happened. This was unintentional. For me to make a dollar on a couple hundred masks, it’s not the intention for me to become rich overnight,” he said in the video.

Authorities say some of the items were sold at more than 1,000% markup.

Investigators say large supplies of PPE were also stored at a warehouse in Brentwood.

Singh is charged with violating the Defense Production Act.


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