Fayetteville Woman Pleads Guilty In State Tax Scheme
RALEIGH – A Fayetteville woman pleaded guilty Monday in Wake
County Superior Court to tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department
Kimberly Joe Melvin, 27, of 2917 A Dwelle Drive, pleaded guilty on
Sept. 13, 2004 to six counts of aiding and assisting in the preparation
of fraudulent tax returns.
Wake County Superior Court Judge Donald W. Stephens sentenced Melvin
to two, 19-month minimum, 28-month maximum prison terms. The sentences
were suspended and Melvin was placed on supervised probation for 36
months. She was ordered to serve a 13-day active sentence in the Wake
County jail as a special condition of probation. Earlier this year,
Melvin pleaded guilty to three counts of obtaining property by false
pretenses for filing tax returns using fictitious wage and tax statements.
She received a suspended six-month minimum, eight-month maximum prison
term. She was ordered to pay a $500 criminal fine, perform 150 hours
of community service and was placed on 36 months probation.
The state’s evidence showed that Melvin provided several individuals
with fraudulent wage and tax statements used to prepare state income
tax returns. The W-2’s were prepared in an effort to deceive
the state into issuing tax refunds the individuals were not lawfully
entitled to receive.
The charges against Melvin resulted from an investigation by a special
agent with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division.
Two other individuals have been identified as promoters of this scheme.
Robert Lester McAllister of Fayetteville was arrested last month in
San Antonio, Texas and charged with 20 counts of aiding and assisting
in the preparation of fraudulent North Carolina tax returns. Fredric
Anthony McMillian of Fayetteville pleaded guilty to 25 counts of aiding
and assisting in the preparation of fraudulent North Carolina tax
returns. On Aug. 18, 2004, he was sentenced to three, consecutive
10-month minimum, 12-month maximum prison terms.
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