CPD Investigating Shooting Range Scam

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — Chattanooga police are investigating, after a man is accused of scamming gun ranges in several states.

Investigators have not released the name of the person of interest yet, but say he is fraudulently obtaining spent casings by deceiving the shooting range businesses.

Carter’s Shooting Supply and Range owner Kristi Manning tells News 12 the man came by her store Saturday, saying he was buying brass across the country for a major recycling company.

Manning says she was ripped off of about 1,000 pounds of brass worth $2,500.

The man never came back to pay her.

Manning says the man contacted other area shooting ranges, so they set up a sting operation with police on Thursday, and they caught him.

“I’m overjoyed that we finally brought somebody down because we work hard for our money,” Manning said. “We’re mom and pop stores, and this guy has completely gone through and ripped everybody off.”

News 12 is following this story and will bring you more information as it becomes available.

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