Orange County Woman Sentenced in State Tax Scheme

Date: 10/18/2004

RALEIGH – An Orange County woman was sentenced today in Wake County District Court on felony tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Mebane resident Anita Diane McAdoo, 39, pleaded guilty on July 26, 2004 to two counts of income tax evasion and two counts of aiding or assisting in the preparation of fraudulent state income tax returns. Her judgment was continued until today.

Wake County District Court Judge Orlando F. Hudson, Jr. sentenced McAdoo to a six-month minimum, eight-month maximum prison term. The sentence was suspended and McAdoo was placed on supervised probation for 36 months. She was also ordered to file amended tax returns within 90 days and to pay restitution within six months.

The state’s evidence showed that McAdoo filed false North Carolina individual income tax returns and assisted another taxpayer in filing fraudulent returns. The returns deceived the Department of Revenue and caused the state to issue income tax refunds to them that were greater than they were entitled to receive. The Department’s investigation revealed that several individuals, including McAdoo, were involved with this refund scheme. The case is related to the earlier conviction of William D. Fairley of Greensboro who received a 12-month minimum, 16-month maximum active prison term.

The charges against McAdoo resulted from an investigation by a special agent with the Department of Revenue Criminal Investigations Division.

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