The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office recently arrested Christopher Magnant (DOB 12/15/1980) on charges of Scheme to Defraud. Magnant was the owner of Title II Manufacturing LLC, a gun shop in Sarasota. Seven victims have been identified. Each victim paid Magnant upwards of $800 — totaling around $40,000 — with the agreement that he would build and supply firearms, knives, and other tactical equipment. The victims never received the items, and no money was returned.

If you think you may have been a victim of this scheme or have information pertaining to this case, SCSO would like to hear from you. Please contact Detective Brendan Keats at 941.861.4948.