Fayetteville Woman Pleads Guilty to State Tax Charges

Date: 5/17/2006

RALEIGH – A Fayetteville woman pleaded guilty recently in Wake County District Court to charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Rose Stackhouse, 44, of 7653 Maggie Circle, Fayetteville pleaded guilty on May 12, 2006 to one count of misdemeanor larceny.

Wake County District Court Judge Robert B. Rader sentenced Stackhouse to a 45-day prison term. Stackhouse was given credit for time served of 21 days.  The sentence was suspended and she was placed on supervised probation for 12 months. She was also ordered to pay restitution of $446 to the Department of Revenue.

An investigation by a special agent with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division found that Stackhouse knowingly filed a fraudulent North Carolina individual income tax return claiming she was employed by a local business during 2002 and had taxes withheld from her wages.

Information presented in court showed that Stackhouse was not employed by, nor did she have taxes withheld by the business. The return was intended to deceive the Department of Revenue and cause the state to issue an income tax refund greater than she was entitled to receive.

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