Guilford County School Employee Charged With State Tax Offenses

Date: August 30, 2011

RALEIGH – A Guilford County School employee was arrested Tuesday on felony tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Gloria Tatum-Wade, 61, of 3707 Bethany Trace, Greensboro, N.C., was charged on Aug. 30, 2011, with seven counts of attempting to evade or defeat North Carolina individual income tax.

Arrest warrants allege that for tax years 2004 through 2010, Wade maintained with her employer, Guilford County Schools, a fraudulent form NC-4 claiming to be exempt from North Carolina individual income tax withholding in an attempt to evade and defeat the North Carolina individual income tax. The form NC-4, also called the Employees Withholding Allowance Certificate, is used so that an employer can withhold the correct amount of State income tax from your pay.

Wade appeared before a Wake county magistrate and was placed under a $50,000 secured bond. A first appearance was scheduled for Aug. 31, 2011, in Wake County District Court in Raleigh.

The charges against Wade resulted from an investigation by a special agent with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Section in Raleigh.


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