Mahwah Patch reported on Sunday that two men from Ulster County -- 41-year-old Richard Rothe of Saugerties and 22-year-old Andrew Eberhart of West Shokan -- were arrested over the weekend in Mahwah, New Jersey.
The two were found with 200 gallons of gas, which they were attempting to sell for $8 a gallon from the back of a pickup truck in the parking lot of a Comfort Suites Hotel. Patch reports:
Rothe was also charged with several traffic violations, Dino said. The pick-up truck was impounded, police said.
Further charges against the two are possible, police said, as the Bergen County Police Department Commercial Vehicle Inspection Team will inspect the men’s pick-up truck, and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs was called to investigate the claims of price gouging.