The Whole Foods chain in California will pay almost 800-thousand-dollars to settle a dispute over allegations that stores over-charged their customers.

San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith praised the settlement saying citizens need to have confidence when they shop that the price advertised is the one that is charged.

A statewide investigation found that Whole Foods stores were over-stating the weight of products sold by the pound, failing to deduct the weight of containers and other violations.

Under the settlement, Whole Foods will do random audits at their stores four times a year for the next five years.

The settlement covers all 74 Whole Foods markets in the state including four in San Diego County.