Charlotte Man Pleads Guilty To State Tax Charge

Date: 3/29/2004

RALEIGH – A Charlotte man pleaded guilty Monday in Wake County District Court to a felony tax charge filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Jeffery Lavalle Wilson, 35, of 3025 Ross Ave., Charlotte, pleaded guilty to one count of attempting to obtain property by false pretenses.

Wake County District Court Judge Shelley Desvousges sentenced Wilson to a six to eight month prison term. The sentence was suspended and Wilson was placed on supervised probation for 36 months. He was ordered to serve a 34-day active prison sentence as a special condition of probation. Wilson must also perform 24 hours of community service and pay a $200 criminal fine.

The state’s evidence showed that Wilson was arrested on Feb. 19, 2004 and charged with attempting to pass a $9,442.49 sales tax refund check that had been issued by the Department of Revenue. The check had been altered to make Wilson the payee.

The charges against Wilson resulted from an investigation by a special agent with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division.

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