Wal-Mart to Pay $3 for Overcharges in California

New York City Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will knock off $3 if California consumers discover problems with its price-scanners, the Associated Press reported.

California Attorney General Jerry Brown announced the move Monday in a settlement with the retailer after authorities found pricing errors throughout the state.

Authorities say customers were overcharged $1 for sports bras and Kellogg's Special K cereal, $2 for woven shirts and $5.16 for a Journey compact disc.

To settle the lawsuit filed in San Diego Superior Court, Wal-Mart will pay customers $3 for any item charged above or below the listed price. Wal-Mart agreed to pay $1.4 million in restitution, civil penalties and reimbursement for investigative costs.