Castle Hayne Woman Guilty of State Tax Evasion
RALEIGH – A Castle Hayne woman pleaded guilty Monday in Wake
County Superior Court to felony tax charges filed by the North Carolina
Department of Revenue.
Tijuana L. Parker, 44, of 27 Stoney Road, Castle Hayne, pleaded guilty
on June 21, 2004 to two counts of willfully attempting to evade or
defeat the North Carolina individual income tax.
Wake County Superior Court Judge Narley L. Cashwell sentenced Parker
to a six-month minimum, eight-month maximum prison term. The sentence
was suspended and Parker was placed on supervised probation for 24
months. She was ordered to pay a $500 criminal fine and perform 24
hours of community service. Parker must also file her amended tax
returns within 90 days and pay any taxes that are owed.
The state’s evidence showed that Parker claimed fraudulent
business losses and itemized deductions on her 2002 and 2003 tax returns.
A Department of Revenue investigation determined that Parker did not
own the business and did not incur the losses reported. The fraudulent
amounts reduced her taxable income and allowed her to receive larger
tax refunds than she was legally entitled to receive.
The charges against Parker resulted from an investigation by the
Department of Revenue’s Wilmington Examinations Office and Criminal
Public Affairs Office
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