Wake County Business Owner Guilty of State Tax Charges

Date: 2/6/2004

RALEIGH – A Wake Forest business owner pleaded guilty Thursday to charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Amy W. Dowdle pleaded guilty on Feb. 5, 2004 to four counts of willful failure to file and four counts of willful failure to pay the state sales tax. Dowdle is a partner in Burkenstocks Wake Forest, LLC which operates Burkenstocks Restaurant at 211 S. White St.

Judge Craig Croom issued Dowdle a 20-day suspended jail sentence. She was placed on supervised probation for two years and ordered to pay $100 in court costs. She will be on unsupervised probation for two years after her restitution to the state is paid.

The charges against Dowdle are the result of efforts by the Department of Revenue Raleigh Office.

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