Class Claims Grocer|Overcharged for Checks

     EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (CN) – Illinois-based Schwegel’s Food Markets charges illegal fees for cashing checks, a class action claims in Madison County Court.
     The Illinois Check Cashing Act limits charges for check cashing to 50 cents or 1 percent of the value of the check, according to the complaint. Lead plaintiff Julie Wheeler claims Schwegel’s charged her 75 cents to cash a check in April.
     She seeks to represent all Illinois residents whom Schwegel’s overcharged in the past 5 years.
     She is represented by Peter Maag of Wood River, Ill.

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