11 Charleston cab drivers cited for overcharging

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Eleven Charleston cab drivers have been cited for overcharging their customers and two others were cited for not having the proper license after a recent police investigation.

According to Charleston police, the plainclothes officers were overcharged from $3 to $15.{}

Each of the drivers cited for overcharging were fined $133. The two cab drivers who did not have their chauffeur's license were fine $92.{}

Police say on April 19, an officer took two cab rides -- and he was overcharged on both rides. Another officer took seven rides on Dec. 16; he was overcharged on four of those rides.{}

Police say the drivers were paid the proper fare after the officers informed them they were violating the cab rate city ordinance and given their fines.


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