Forsyth County Woman Guilty of State Tax Charges
RALEIGH – A Forsyth county woman pleaded guilty today in Wake
County District Court to a felony charge filed by the North Carolina
Department of Revenue.
Theresa Leonard Thompson, 47, of 5041 Old Belews Creek Road, Walkertown,
entered a guilty plea to one count of attempting to obtain property
by false pretenses in connection with the filing of a fictitious state
income tax return.
Wake County District Court Judge William C. Lawton sentenced Thompson
to a six-month minimum, eight-month maximum prison term. The sentence
was suspended and Thompson was placed on supervised probation for
36 months. She was also ordered to pay a $400 criminal fine and perform
125 hours of community service.
The state's evidence showed that Thompson filed a fictitious 2002
North Carolina individual income tax return representing that she
was employed by Marsh Furniture Company. Thompson was never employed
by Marsh Furniture Company and was not entitled to the $1,066 refund
she attempted to obtain. The Department of Revenue identified the
fictitious return and stopped the refund before it was issued.
The charges against Thompson resulted from an investigation by a
special agent with the Department's Criminal Investigations Division.
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