3 Arrested In Connection With Concealed Carry Permit Scheme

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Three people were behind bars in connection with issuing approximately 600 invalid concealed carry permits.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office arrested Adam Chaykin, John Michael Marshall and Ken Fouch, who they believed were involved with issuing the invalid weapon permits.

Sheriff’s deputies began an undercover investigation in April after a complaint was filed about fraudulent training certificates being issued to obtain concealed carry permits.

According to the sheriff’s office, Marshall, a certified firearm instructor, was selling his signed training certificates to Chaykin and Fouch. Chaykin and Fouch conducted illegal training classes that did not meet the required training—in some cases, no training occurred at all.

Evidence obtained from a search warrant issued to search the homes of the three men showed them having connection with the scheme.

Sheriff’s officials believed that about 600 people may have obtained invalid permits. The majority of the permits were issued in Franklin County, but the permits were also issued in other counties throughout Ohio.

All concealed carry permits issued as part of the scheme that were obtained after Jan. 1, 2010, will be suspended.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office plans to send letters to anyone who has a permit in question. 

Anyone with questions or concerns with their permits can call the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office at 614-525-5090.

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