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.READ MORE: Judge Lifts Temporary Pause On Vaccine Mandate For NYC Teachers And Other City Workers, Who Now Must Be Vaccinated By Monday
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.READ MORE: 'I Want A Proper Education': Some NYC Public School Students With Medical Exemptions From In-Person Instruction Feel They're Falling Behind
“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.MORE NEWS: Mattress Giveaway In Queens Highlights Depth Of Need That Remains 3 Weeks After Ida
Singh is charged with violating the Defense Production Act.