Raleigh Woman Pleads Guilty to State Tax Charges

Date: 8/17/2004

RALEIGH – A Raleigh woman pleaded guilty Tuesday in Wake County District Court to a felony tax charge filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Carla K. Wilson, 47, of 7713 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh, pleaded guilty on Aug. 17, 2004 to one count of aiding and abetting Preece, Inc., doing business as Frye Exterminating Company, to embezzle North Carolina withholding tax.

Wake County District Court Judge Robert B. Rader sentenced Wilson to a six-month minimum, eight-month maximum prison term. The sentence was suspended and she was placed on supervised probation for 36 months. Wilson was also ordered to perform 40 hours of community service within 120 days and pay $100 in court costs.

The state’s evidence showed that Wilson was the office manager of Frye Exterminating Company and was responsible for filing the withholding tax reports and remitting the taxes due for the business. She failed to report or remit $50,449.71 in taxes withheld from employee wages from period March 2002 through May 2004. Wilson admitted that she used the money to pay business expenses for the company instead of paying the taxes.

The charges against Wilson resulted from an investigation by the Department of Revenue’s Raleigh Collections Office and the Criminal Investigations Division.

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