Trial date set for local man accused of pretending to be certified firearms instructor

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Phil Chance Jr. is facing a dozen counts of falsification and records-tampering

Philip Chance, Jr., facing dozens of charges of tampering with record and falsification in Youngstown, Ohio.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — The son of a Valley law enforcement figure is set for trial next spring on multiple charges.

Phil Chance Jr., son of one-time Mahoning County Sheriff Phil Chance, is facing a dozen counts of falsification and records-tampering.

He was in court Friday, accused of passing himself off to people as a certified firearms instructor, when in fact, he wasn’t one.

Prosecutors say Chance then took money from his victims for concealed-carry permits that he never gave.

His trial is set for April.

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