Fayetteville Man Charged with State Tax Offense
RALEIGH – A Fayetteville man was arrested Wednesday on a felony
tax charge filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.
Darrian Lionell Washington, 26, of 525 Campbell Terrace was charged
on May 5, 2004 with one count of obtaining property by false pretenses.
The arrest warrant alleges that Washington filed a false North Carolina
individual income tax return showing that he was employed by a local
business and had North Carolina income taxes withheld from his wages.
He was not employed by the business and did not have taxes withheld
by the company. The return deceived the Department of Revenue and
caused the state to issue him an income tax refund greater than he
was entitled to receive.
Washington appeared before a Wake County magistrate and was placed
under a $5,000 secured bond. A first appearance was scheduled for
May 6, 2004 in Wake County District Court in Raleigh.
The charges against Washington resulted from a Department of Revenue
investigation into the filing of fraudulent state income tax returns
by Fayetteville area residents. Twenty-seven individuals have been
arrested in this scheme and more arrests are likely.
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