Nash County Man Jailed on State Tax Charges
RALEIGH – A Nash County man was sentenced to an active prison
term in Wake County District Court on charges filed by the North Carolina
Department of Revenue.
David Cooper, 43, of 402 Sharp Road, Sharpsburg, entered guilty pleas
for filing fraudulent North Carolina individual income tax returns.
The state’s evidence showed that Cooper used a false social
security number to file fraudulent income tax returns for the 1998
through 2002 tax years. Cooper also filed fraudulent returns using
his correct social security number for the 1999 through 2002 tax years.
The income reported on those returns was incorrect and did not reflect
his actual earnings during the years in question. Cooper received
$17,660 in fraudulent state income tax refunds through these schemes.
Wake County District Court Judge Craig Croom sentenced Cooper to
an active six-month minimum, eight-month maximum prison term with
the North Carolina Department of Corrections.
The charges against Cooper resulted from an investigation by special
agents with the Department of Revenue's Criminal Investigations Division.
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