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NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -- A tank of gas temporarily cost one Utah man thousands of dollars due to a computer glitch that affected convenience chain Maverik Inc., along with other retailers and financial institutions, KSL TV reported.
According to the TV station’s report, Rich Bott spent $86.75 to fill up at a North Salt Lake Maverik last Wednesday night, but it wasn't until hours later when he tried to buy his father dinner at a local restaurant that he realized something didn't add up. "The waitress came back and said, ‘I'm sorry, sir, your card has been denied," Bott said.
His bank statements showed that the initial credit card charge at Maverik repeatedly happened, leading to $7,300 in charges. But Bott was not alone.
By Thursday, Maverik already wired the money back into Bott’s bank account. A spokesperson for the company told the TV station it was a "credit card processing company glitch" that caused this to happen.
Maverik also said other retailers and financial institutions were also affected.
Mountain America Credit Union released a statement saying, "As soon as we became aware of the situation, we began to issue immediate credit to affected members."
The credit card machine glitch has since been fixed and consumers are safe to use their credit cards at Maverik and any of the other businesses affected, the report stated.
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