Fayetteville CPA Charged with State Tax Offenses

Date:  October 8, 2013

RALEIGH – A Fayetteville CPA was arrested Thursday on felony tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Albert Max Edwards, Jr., 57, of 3213 Glasgow Drive, Fayetteville was charged on October 3, 2013with five counts of Attempt to Evade or Defeat North Carolina Individual Income Tax and five counts of Aid or Assist in the Preparation of Fraudulent Tax Returns.

Arrest warrants allege that Edwards filed false and fraudulent 2007 through 2011 North Carolina Individual Income tax returns understating his taxable income.  Additional warrants also allege that Edwards, a certified public accountant, aided in the preparation or filing of five North Carolina Individual Income Tax returns that he knew to be false and fraudulent.  Edwards is employed at Edwards, Pechmann & Packer Inc.

Edwards appeared before a Wake County magistrate and was placed under a $50,000 bond. A first appearance was scheduled for October 4, 2013 in Wake County District Court in Raleigh.

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


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