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An Anson County Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty to State Tax Charges


Date:  September 5, 2013

RALEIGH – A Polkton tax preparer pleaded guilty Thursday in Wake County District Court to tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Cynthia Mae Williams, 46, of 549 School St., Polkton pleaded guilty on September 5, 2013 to two counts of Attempting to Evade or Defeat State Tax.

District Court Judge John Magnum sentenced Williams to a 6-month minimum, 17-month maximum prison term. The sentence was suspended and Williams was placed on supervised probation for 60 months.  For the first two months, Williams will be on electronic house arrest during which time she will be allowed to leave her home in order to commute to and from her place of employment.  Williams was ordered to cease the practice of tax preparation for others, pay restitution of $2,894.94, perform 100 hours of community service and pay a $5,000 fine.

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

 


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