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Uber drivers accused of planting vomit to charge customers $200 clean up fee

By Mason White 4:09 PM March 6, 2016
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By: Feng Qian
A woman is determined to expose Uber drivers who extort money from customers by planting vomit in their cars.

Meredith Mandel of New York, said that Uber drivers are using fake vomit to force customers to pay hundreds of dollars in clean up fees.

Mandel used an Uber driver to take her home along with her boyfriend and a friend to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, after enjoying dinner together.

The trip, which cost $19, ended at 1:30 a.m. However, the next day, Mandel, who said that she and the rest of her group were sober, received an email, saying that she will be charged more than $200 for the two-mile trip from Fort Greene.

Mandel learned that many other people have dealt with the issue of being charged a vomit clean up fee when they never left a mess.

Similar incidents have been reported in New York, California, and Florida. In some instances the drivers were fired.

Some people said that Uber returned their money after learning that they have been fraudulently charged for clean up. The entire amount charged for clean up goes to the driver.

Mandel is still fighting the charge.