krist oil fined over consumer law violations

State court forces company to pay fee of $3,933.

Iron River, Mich.-based Krist Oil Co has agreed to pay a fine of $3,933 to over allegations that it violated Wisconsin’s consumer protection law, according to Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice brought a civil action in Marinette County Circuit Court, charging the company with illegally raising the posted prices of gasoline more than once in a 24-hour period at several of its outlets, according to the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

Allegedly, the violations occurred at motor fuel outlets that the company operated in Neenah, Peshtigo, Marinette, Eagle River, Lakewood and Superior.

After a stipulation was reached between Krist Oil Co. and the Department of Justice, the company was ordered to pay $3,933. As part of the payment, $800 will be allocated to a Marinette County first responder’s unit.

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