Alexander County Businessman Guilty of State Tax Charges

Date:  August 13, 2007

An Alexander County business owner pleaded guilty Monday to charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Blake E. Shook of 708 Icard Ridge Road, Taylorsville pleaded guilty on Aug. 13, 2007 to eight counts of failure to file the state sales and use tax. Shook was a managing partner of Jet Chek, LLC, which operates a convenience store in Hickory.

Judge Carlton Terry issued Shook a 45 day suspended sentence and place him on supervised probation for five years and ordered him to pay $48,481.33 in restitution.

The charges against Shook are the result of efforts by the Department’s Hickory Collections Office.

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