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By Will Fritz
Staff Writer 

Fallbrook sheriff's deputies arrest suspected price-gougers amid pandemic


Last updated 3/18/2020 at 1:44pm

San Diego County sheriff’s deputies have arrested eight people in an operation targeted at stopping price-gouging during the coronavirus pandemic, a sheriff’s lieutenant said Wednesday.

California state law prohibits increases in prices of many essential goods and services by more than 10% during a declared state of emergency — a declaration Gov. Gavin Newsom made two weeks ago.

Sheriff’s deputies monitored multiple websites and apps involving peer-to-peer sales and discovered a large number of people selling things like hygiene products, cleaning supplies and personal protective eq...

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