Long Island gas station owner accused of gouging

November 12, 2012 4:53:07 AM PST
A gas station owner on Long Island is facing fraud charges after an alleged gas gouging incident.

Fouad Elmaria was arrested after his USA Gas Station on Dutch Broadway in Elmont posted an overhead price of $3.83 a gallon. But when motorists filled up, the tag on the pump came in at $4.59.

Elmaria was told to make the proper changes Saturday morning.

When a police officer and supervisor returned several hours later to find the corrections were not made, Elmaria was taken into custody at the scene.

He is charged with first degree defraud and false advertising.

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