Kohl’s, California prosecutors reach nearly $1M settlement

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SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — Kohl’s has reached a nearly $1 million settlement with prosecutors in four California counties who alleged some of the Wisconsin-based company’s department stores charged customers more than the price advertised on shelves and signs.

The Riverside County District Attorney’s Office announced the settlement on Friday.

Prosecutors in Riverside, Fresno, Santa Cruz and Shasta counties had sued Kohl’s, claiming it overcharged customers and failed to adequately disclose information about its “Kohl’s Cash” promotion.

After-hours emails to Kohl’s representatives were not immediately returned.

Riverside County prosecutors say Kohl’s did not acknowledge any wrongdoing as part of the settlement but has implemented enhanced procedures to improve the accuracy of its pricing.

Kohl’s is based in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.


  • chris

    Though Kohls does have decent deals at times, I’ve noticed the advertise a high price then “mark it down” whatever percent then show you on a receipt how much you saved. In reality your markdown is the average retail price. Case and point I bought my daughter Frozen bedsheets/blanket. “Regular” price $59.99 w/10% off. Exact same set at Target.. $29.95.

  • Hell in a handbasket

    Kohl’s is a gimmick. Pair of Levi’s $59.99 and maybe BOGO 1/2 off so two pairs for $90.00. Fleet Farm $39.99 and if you need two pairs its $80.00. Then you have the “name brands” like Van Heusen. What they do is make a cheaper version specifically for Kohl’s with a MSRP of “real Van Heusen” but its “on sale” for much less because its not real Van Heusen quality. I stopped shopping there 2 years ago.

  • Kohlsisgarbagenow

    Kohls used to be a good store to shop at till their coupons started becoming useless this past year limiting to what they can be used on!!! I used to go to kohls all the time, now their just a garbage corporation!

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