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Resource ID: #12910
Subject: Fraud
Source: NBC News Dateline
Date: December 12, 1999



At the peak of the holiday shopping season, a Dateline NBC investigation documented widespread overcharging by major retail stores using computerized check-out scanners. In a nation-wide shopping spree, Dateline's hidden cameras showed how items which were marked "on sale" at the shelf frequently rang up at the "regular" price at the check-out scanner. Dateline's investigation found the overcharging was widespread and costly.

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