Lincoln County Business Owner Guilty of State Tax Charges

Date: 2/4/2004

RALEIGH – A Lincoln County business owner pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Carole H. Varner, 64, of 3360 Maiden Hwy, Lincolnton, pleaded guilty on Feb. 3, 2004 to one count of failure to file and pay the state sales tax. Varner was president of Cecelia's Attic Walls, Windows and Floors, an interior design company that closed in September of 2003.

Judge Anna Foster placed Varner on supervised probation for 24 months. Varner must also pay restitution to the state Department of Revenue and probation fees.

The charges against Varner are the result of efforts by the Department of Revenue Gastonia Office.

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