Taking advantage of the storm by unfairly hiking prices for food, gasoline, hotel rooms or other needs is a misdemeanor punishable by a $1,000 fine and 30 days in jail, said Attorney General Alan Wilson.
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Wilson announced that Gov. Henry McMaster's emergency declaration earlier Wednesday triggered the state law that makes it criminal to unfairly hike prices amid a disaster.
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