Published: Sep 05, 2014 10:50 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- The state is fining Circle K Stores $1 million for operating a check-cashing service without a license.
    
The Florida Office of Financial Regulation announced a settlement with the gas station and convenience store chain on Thursday.
    
Circle K agreed to pay the fine and will now be granted a license to operate check-cashing services at their Florida stores.
    
The chain had been operating the service without a license since 2009.

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