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Huffington Post Ray Crockett was recently charged more than $84,000 for what was supposed to be a $30 tank of gas. The ordeal left Crockett frozen out of his hopelessly overdrawn Citibank account and with a measly $100 Visa gift card from Mapco to get him through the weekend.
Citi has since credited Crockett’s account, according to ABC News. But the drama has all but subsided. A NewsChannel 5 investigation revealed at least 16 other Mapco customers have recently been hit with five-figure gas bills after visiting the gas station.
One woman, Nikki Johnson, pre-paid $22.47 for gas and a coffee drink but was charged $58,278.35; another customer paid for $10 worth of gas but ended up with $84,073.85 debited from his account, NewsChannel 5 reported.
Johnson’s boyfriend posted a picture of her bank statement on Reddit, where he expressed surprise the bank let the charge go through. According to the post, Johnson has a $3,000 daily limit on her debit card.
BP, the oil company behind Mapco, estimated that 16 customers have had similar problems being overcharged there in the last 10 days.