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Gun Store Owner in Pittsburgh-Area Charged with Theft Following Business Sales Investigation


Nov 21, 2023

The owner of a gun store in Hempfield Township, Pennsylvania is facing charges after an investigation into her business sales, according to the Westmoreland County District Attorney’s Office. Tracey McMahan, the owner of Hi Grade Shooting Supply, allegedly took thousands of dollars from customers for guns that were never received or sold. One victim paid McMahan $4,600 for a combo shotgun but never got the gun or a refund. A second victim tried to sell a shotgun to McMahan’s business on consignment for $3,500 but never received the funds.

The investigation into McMahan began after a victim contacted Westmoreland County detectives in October. According to the district attorney’s office, McMahan provided excuses to the first victim, saying the firearm was lost in shipping or damaged, before she stopped communicating. McMahan has been charged with several counts of theft and receiving stolen property, as well as additional charges filed by Pennsylvania State Police. She was also charged with theft by deception and was arraigned and released on $50,000 unsecured bond.

Madeline Bartos is a digital web producer for KDKA and has been with the station since 2019.

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