Scotland County Business Owner Sentenced for State Tax Charges

Date: 3/31/2004

LAURINBURG – A Laurinburg business owner pleaded guilty in Scotland County District Court recently to charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Myrtle Bostic, owner of the Country Side Diner, 11501 McColl Road, Laurinburg, pleaded guilty on March 29, 2004 to 26 counts of failure to pay the state sales and use tax and four counts of failure to file and pay sales tax.

Judge Bill McIlwain consolidated the 30 counts and issued Bostic two, 45-day consecutive sentences. The sentences were suspended and Bostic was placed on supervised probation for five years. Bostic was ordered to pay $6,115 to the Department of Revenue and $200 in court costs.

The charges against Bostic are the result of efforts by the Department of Revenue Fayetteville Collection Office.

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