Rocky Mount Tax Preparer Charged with State Tax Offenses

Date: February 6, 2013

RALEIGH – A Rocky Mount tax preparer was arrested Wednesday on multiple felony tax charges and misdemeanor charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Gloria Ann Johnson, 40, of 1120 Michael Scott Drive, Rocky Mount, the owner of Johnson’s Tax Service located at 992 N. Winstead Avenue in Rocky Mount, was charged on January 30, 2013 with 20 counts of Aid or Assist in the Preparation of Fraudulent Tax Returns, two counts of Attempt to Evade or Defeat Tax, and three counts of False Reports to a Law Enforcement Officer.

Arrest warrants allege that Johnson aided in the preparation of fraudulent North Carolina Individual Income Tax Returns for clients of Johnson’s Tax Service for the tax years 2009, 2010, and 2011, and that Johnson purposely and knowingly provided clients with false receipts and documents to be provided to a special agent with the North Carolina Department Revenue in order to hinder and obstruct the criminal investigation.  Additional arrest warrants show that Johnson also filed a fraudulent 2009 and 2010 North Carolina Individual Income Tax Return understating her taxable income and overstating her business expenses.

Johnson appeared before a Wake County magistrate and was placed under a $313,000 secured bond.  A first appearance was scheduled for January 31, 2013 in Wake County District Court in Raleigh.

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


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