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Charge: Wake deputy got too much tax refund

Posted September 30, 2014

— A Wake County sheriff's deputy was arrested while at work Monday on charges he filed a fraudulent income tax return overstating his withholding by about 10 times what it should have been, according to the warrant for his arrest.

Marc Fellner, 40, of 1242 Braemar Highland Drive in Zebulon, has been a deputy sheriff since 2010, a county government spokesperson said. He was suspended without pay after the charge against him surfaced.

Fellner filed tax returns for 2011, 2012 and 2013, claiming much more than he was due in each year, according to the warrant.

He is charged with obtaining property under false pretenses and was being held on $30,000 bond.


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  • glarg Oct 1, 2014

    It cant just be that his withholding number was too high...

    He must have tried to claim an Earned Income Credit for phantom kids.

  • nerdlywehunt Oct 1, 2014

    Should have moved it off shore like Mitt did! Jeeze how about going after ALL cheaters including the wealthy that write off everything and pay small percentages of their income in taxes. Oh that is legal because they bought the politicians and made it a "loophole"

  • miseem Oct 1, 2014

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    I doubt many of the families earning $60,000 per year would argue about that, except for the mortgage loan deduction. Lower incomes would be even less against it since they may be renters. The pressure against a flat tax would be from the wealthy and business. They are the main beneficiaries of the current tax maze and would not be happy to lose those breaks.

  • glarg Oct 1, 2014

    The IRS wont go away because we are in the Greater Santa era of politics.

    And Santa needs his reindeer and toy sack if he is going to handing out goodies. Breaks for this group, tasty morsels for another. Candidate X loves education because school teachers get to deduct the purchase of markers. Whee!

    And of course the IRS is useful for punishing outgroups. Crack down on all those mustache twirling millionaires! How dare they get tax deductions for shipping jobs around. Harry Reid knows whats in those tax returns!

    If you had a flat tax you wouldnt need to listen to the politicians promises and blandishments. Therefor it isnt going to happen.

  • T-Man Oct 1, 2014

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    Unfortunately, the IRS will never actually go away, as there will always be some people who try to cheat the system.

  • Ty Shrake Sep 30, 2014
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    That much better than what we have. The only thing I don't like about it is that it still requires the existence of the IRS. The Fair Tax eliminates the IRS. But a flat tax is still much better than the fiasco we have now.

  • 123skipjack Sep 30, 2014

    he has a bright future in politics

  • TeaBagOnLove Sep 30, 2014

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    Everyone laughed at Forbes when he ran on a flat tax platform. In reality the flat tax makes sense for everyone if you exempt the first "X" amount of dollars from any tax. Let's call it 25k single and 45k married? Eliminate deductions... 16% Flat Fed.

  • LetsBeFair Sep 30, 2014

    and it was working right up until they caught him ...

  • Wake1 Sep 30, 2014

    Not a very smart thing to do!