In October, Westmoreland County detectives began an investigation into Hi Grade Shooting Supply, the gun store owned by Tracey McMahan. The probe was launched after a victim contacted authorities to report that they had paid McMahan thousands of dollars for a gun that they never received.
According to investigators, one customer paid McMahan $4,600 to buy a combo shotgun through her business but never got the gun or a refund. McMahan allegedly provided excuses, saying the firearm was lost in shipping or damaged before she stopped communicating. Another victim tried to sell a Beretta shotgun to McMahan’s business on consignment for $3,500 but never received the funds.
McMahan was charged with several counts of theft and receiving stolen property and is facing additional charges filed by Pennsylvania State Police. Court documents show she was also charged with theft by deception. She was arraigned and released on $50,000 unsecured bond after being accused of not providing goods in exchange for payment and ignoring communications from customers.