Winston-Salem Woman Jailed on State Tax Charges
RALEIGH – A Winston-Salem woman pleaded guilty Monday in Wake County Superior Court to tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.
Deborah Sue Grubbs, 48, of 1701 Mistic Lane, Winston-Salem, pleaded guilty on May 17, 2004 to two counts of obtaining property by false pretenses.
Superior Court Judge W. Osmond Smith, III sentenced Grubbs to a 10-month minimum, 12-month maximum active prison term in the North Carolina Department of Corrections. Grubbs was immediately taken into custody by Wake County Sheriff’s deputies to begin serving her sentence.
Grubbs filed a fraudulent North Carolina individual income tax return for 2002 requesting a refund of $1,859. Her return showed that she was employed by First Greensboro Home Equity and received wages of $39,796.42 when in fact her wages were $3,900. Grubbs also filed a fraudulent North Carolina individual income tax return for 2001 claiming a refund of $1,277, which showed she was employed by Alpha Mortgage and received wages of $32,764.80. She was not employed by Alpha Mortgage.
The charges against Grubbs resulted from an investigation by a special agent with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division in Raleigh.
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