LINDEN, NJ - A Delta gas station located on St. Georges Avenue in Linden received a citation after a customer noticed an overcharge when purchasing gas.
Linden resident, Anthony Wohlrab discovered his sister was charged more than she should have been when visiting the gas station on Thursday afternoon.
According to Wohlrab, the pump read 10 gallons of gasoline was pumped into the vehicle but the receipt reflected 12 gallons.
Once it was discovered that there was an overcharge of $5.00, Wohlrab confronted the manager of the station and asked that the mistake be corrected. With the assistance of Linden Police department, the $5.00 refund was given.
"I don't like people taking advantage of other people," said Wohlrab. "People work hard for their money, and the last thing they want is to feel it is wrongfully being taken from them."
After the incident, Wohlrab posted what occurred to a Facebook group page created for Linden residents and since has received several comments from other people who have experienced the same thing at the same gas station.
The Union County Department of Weights and Measures was contacted shortly thereafter and visited the station on Friday to inspect the pumps. During the visit, the station received a citation for incorrect signage.
According to Wohlrab, a full inspection will be done of the pumps and the investigation will continue to determine if any other violations have been committed.
The station manager declined to comment at this time.