Business owner in Largo arrested for not paying back customers

LARGO, Fla. (WFLA) — A six-month investigation ended Monday with a Largo business owner behind bars.

Randall Sheets, the owner of Randy’s Pianos on Ulmerton Road, was arrested for grand theft, scheme to defraud and theft from persons 65 years of age or older.

Investigators say Sheets took in at least 30 pianos for consignment over the past several years, then sold them and used the funds for personal gains. When the victims tried to find out what happened to their pianos, they were told many different stories about the status of the sales.

Back in January, Sheets declared bankruptcy and closed his business without paying back any of the victims.

Police say there are 24 victims. Seven of them are elderly. Together, Sheets owes the victims $253,070.

Anyone else who thinks they are a victim can call the Largo Police Department at (727) 587-6730.

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