Criminal charges have been filed against Ralphs and its parent company, Kroger for allegedly overcharging for some of its goods in LA. The city attorney's office today filed 14 counts of false
and misleading advertising along with other charges including false labeling and unlawful computation of value. Both Ralphs and Cincinnati-based Kroger face fines and penalties up to $256,000.
Undercover inspections at 14 grocery stores across Los Angeles reportedly found customers gouged for prepackaged and weighed products.
A spokeswoman for Ralphs and Kroger, says the companies will conduct their own investigations.