Yadkin County Woman Jailed on State Tax Charges

Date: 2/2/2006

RALEIGH – A Yadkin County woman pleaded guilty Monday in Wake County Superior Court to tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Rhonda M. Jackson, 35, of 3005 Lois Drive, Lot 15 in East Bend pleaded guilty on Jan. 30, 2006 to 14 counts of obtaining property by false pretenses and 12 counts of aiding or assisting in the preparation of a fraudulent return.

Superior Court Judge Robert H. Hobgood sentenced Jackson on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006 to two consecutive nine-month minimum, 11-month maximum prison terms. She was ordered to pay restitution of $3,514.

An investigation by a special agent with the North Carolina Department of Revenue found that Jackson knowingly filed 14 fraudulent North Carolina individual income tax returns for 2003 and 2004 claiming refunds that she was not entitled to receive. Six of those returns were filed in the name of individuals who were incarcerated in North Carolina prisons, and one return was filed for an individual who was deceased. Jackson also knowingly and willfully aided in the preparation and filing of 12 fraudulent North Carolina individual income tax returns.

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

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