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Byline: Sheryl Jean
Aug. 25--Talk about inflation. Joany Cody was shocked to discover that Walgreens drug store had charged her bank account almost $72 for several notepads, a pen, ice cream and a few other small items she picked up one day last week.
The St. Paul resident had a hunch something was amiss, and she was right. The store had doubled her bill, along with the bills of thousands of others who used a credit card or debit card to buy items on Wednesday, Aug. 16, at more than 3,100 Walgreens stores nationwide.
The company acknowledged the error, blaming a processing fluke. Walgreens credited customer accounts on Aug. 20. It said it has no …