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Mill Creek business owner sent cease and desist letter from the AG's office for price-gouging

She was reportedly selling N95 masks for six times the usual price

Series: Coronavirus | Story 42

Last updated 4/4/2020 at 5:55pm

Courtesy of the Attorney General's office

Attorney General Bob Fergusen sent JoAnn Chan of Mill Creek a cease and desist letter for selling N95 masks on Amazon for six times their normal price.

The Washington Attorney General's office sent a Mill Creek business owner a cease and desist letter for selling N95 masks on Amazon for more than six times their normal price, according to a news release on Wednesday.

JoAnn Chan of Unaffiliated Nature reportedly sold the masks for $41.24 between Feb. 10 to March 16; she had previously been selling the masks for $6.68, the Attorney General's office said. Amazon alerted the attorney general of the reported price-gouging.

"As you know, Washington is struggling with this pandemic," Attorney General Bob Fergusen wrote in the letter to Chan. "Was...

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