Cleveland County Business Owner Guilty of State Tax Charges

Date: 9/14/2004

A Cleveland County business owner pleaded guilty recently to charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Embeya P. Shembo of 3500 Fallston Road, Shelby, pleaded guilty on Sept. 8, 2004 to failure to pay the state sales and use tax. Shembo is the owner and operator of Shembo Community Mart in Shelby.

Judge Charles A. Horn, Sr. issued Shembo 45-day suspended sentence. Shembo received credit for two days he had already served. The sentence was suspended and Shembo was placed on unsupervised probation for one year. He was ordered to pay $2,542.17 in restitution and pay court costs.

The charges against Shembo are the result of efforts by the Department’s Hickory Collections Office.

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