Seven supermarkets, a department store and a drug store are being fined for overcharging customers.
Inspectors with the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets, say customers were charged more at the register for items than the advertised price on store shelves.
The price differences ranged from two cents to fourteen dollars.
The stores include a Grand Union supermarket in Swanton, Price Chopper stores in Burlington, Colchester, Essex and Saint Albans, Shaw’s stores in Waitsfield and Williston, JC Penney in Berlin, and Rite Aid Pharmacy in Saint Johnsbury.
The stores have agreed to pay fines ranging from $1,000 to $3,500.