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FBI: Brooklyn Man Under Investigation For Price Gouging Claimed To Have COVID-19, Coughed On Agents

NEWARK (CBSNewYork) – A Brooklyn man is accused of price gouging on a massive stockpile of medical supplies.

Baruch Feldheim allegedly sold 1,000 N95 masks to a doctor at a 700% mark-up.

The FBI said he was also storing large quantities of other protective gear and supplies.

Web Extra: Read the complaint (pdf)

He was arrested Sunday at his Borough Park home for allegedly lying to agents and coughing in their direction while claiming to be infected with COVID-19.

You can report coronavirus-related fraud, hoarding, or price gouging to the National Center for Disaster Fraud's National Hotline at (866) 720-5721 or e-mail


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