Businessman to Serve Jail Term on State Tax Charges
RALEIGH – A local businessman pleaded guilty Thursday in Wake
County Superior Court to 18 felony charges filed by the North Carolina
Department of Revenue.
Jon Edward Sink, 58, was president of BJEJ, Inc., a corporation that
owned and operated six Meineke Muffler franchises in Charlotte, Concord
and Greensboro. He pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting these businesses
to embezzle $466,298.87 in state and county sales taxes that were
charged and collected from customers, and $106,679.64 in state income
taxes that were withheld from employees’ wages.
Sink, who resides at 6035 Creft Circle, Indian Trail, appeared before
Wake County Superior Court Judge J.B. Allen and was sentenced to four
consecutive, 16-month minimum, 20-month maximum prison terms. The
sentences were suspended and Sink was placed on supervised probation
for a total of 48 months.
As a special condition of probation, he was ordered to serve 78 weekends
in the Union County Jail during the next two years. He was also ordered
to pay $265,589.89 in restitution to the Department of Revenue, including
a $150,000 payment within 30 days. Sink must also pay a $10,000 fine
and perform 200 hours of community service. Sink was also ordered
to file North Carolina individual and corporate income tax returns
for tax years 1995 to 2002.
Sink voluntarily paid $272,075.83 toward his sales tax liability
after he was notified of the criminal investigation.
The charges against Sink resulted from an investigation by a special
agent with the Department of Revenue's Criminal Investigation Division.
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