Durham Woman Guilty of State Tax Charges; Receives Active Sentence

Date: 7/19/2006

RALEIGH -- A Durham woman pleaded guilty Wednesday in Wake County District Court to a tax charge filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Deborah Jean Dowdy, 44, of 409 N. Main St., Durham pleaded guilty on July 19, 2006 to one count of larceny.

Wake County District Court Judge Jane P. Grey sentenced Dowdy to a 90-day active prison term.

An investigation by a special agent with the Department of Revenue found that Dowdy filed a fraudulent individual income tax return for the 2002 tax year representing that she was employed by Sisters in Christ Daycare and had state income taxes withheld from her wages when in fact she was not an employee and did not have taxes withheld by the business. Dowdy is one of several Durham residents charged in this investigation.

The charges against Dowdy resulted from an investigation by a special agent with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division in Raleigh.


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