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Pittsburgh Gun Store Owner Faces Theft Charges Following Investigation into Sales


Nov 21, 2023

Tracey McMahan, the owner of Hi Grade Shooting Supply in Westmoreland County, is facing charges after an investigation into her business sales. The district attorney’s office said one customer paid her thousands of dollars for a gun that was never received and another tried to sell a shotgun but never got the money for it.

The district attorney’s office began investigating McMahan in October after a victim contacted Westmoreland County detectives. According to investigators, the victim paid $4,600 to buy a combo shotgun from McMahan’s business but never received the gun or a refund. McMahan allegedly provided excuses, saying the firearm was lost in shipping or damaged before she stopped communicating with the victim.

A second victim who tried to sell a Beretta shotgun to McMahan’s business on consignment also reported a similar situation to detectives. The district attorney’s office said the second victim tried to sell the firearm for $3,500 but never received the funds from McMahan.

McMahan has been charged with several counts of theft and receiving stolen property. The Westmoreland County District Attorney’s Office said she is facing additional charges filed by Pennsylvania State Police as well as theft by deception. She was arraigned and released on $50,000 unsecured bond.

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