Pitt County Business Owner Guilty of State Tax Charges

Date:  August 15, 2007

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

Christopher M. Neal of 3719 Bell Arthur Road, Greenville pleaded guilty on Aug. 15, 2007 to failure to file and pay state individual income taxes and failure to file and pay the state sales and use tax. Neal is the owner and operator of Automotive Central, an automotive wrecker service located in Greenville.

Neal received a 90-day suspended sentence and was placed on 24 months of unsupervised probation for the individual income tax offense. He was also ordered to pay $15,294 in restitution.

He received a 45-day suspended sentence, was placed on supervised probation for 36 months and was ordered to pay $2,343 in restitution and $110 in court costs for the sales and use offense.

The charges against Neal are the result of efforts by the Department’s Greenville Collections Office.

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