Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Stores Hurt by Gouging Claim

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Stores Hurt by Gouging Claim

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Vanessa Marsh

TWO Bundaberg business owners have been dealt a disappointing blow at the height of the regionCOs disaster with false rumours of price gouging running rampant around town.

BrumbyCOs Bakery Uptown owner Peter Rasmussen said a woman had told national media she was charged $11 for one cup of coffee at his store when she had actually purchased two cups of coffee and a focaccia for $11.90.

The woman slammed the shop on television and radio and even came back to the store, where she abused young staff.

C[pounds sterling]ItCOs just very disappointing in times like this when there are people who have lost everything and you have people like her trying to get their 30 seconds of fame by making up lies,C[yen] Mr Rasmussen said.

C[pounds sterling]I would ask the lady who says she paid $11 for a coffee to consider all the people out there that are genuinely hurting because of this devastating event.C[yen]

Foodworks OlsenCOs Corner manager John Learmonth, whose family has owned the business since 1935, said he was heartbroken to learn a woman had accused him of doubling the price of bread. …

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