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Rocky Mount tax preparer charged with fraud

Posted January 30, 2013

— A Rocky Mount tax preparer accused of helping her clients file fraudulent tax returns was arrested Wednesday.

Gloria Ann Johnson, 40, owner of Johnson’s Tax Service on North Winstead Drive, is facing 20 counts of aid or assist in the preparation of fraudulent tax returns, two counts of attempt to evade or defeat tax and three counts of false reports to a law enforcement officer.

The charges were filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue following a lengthy investigation by a special agent. Authorities said Johnson helped created bogus returns for clients from 2009 to 2011. They said she also provided false receipts and documents to her clients to show to the agent in order to hinder the investigation.

Authorities said Johnson also filed fraudulent returns for herself in 2009 and 2010, understating her taxable income and overstating her business expenses.

Johnson was held under a $313,000 secured bond. Her first court appearance is scheduled for Thursday in Wake County District Court in Raleigh.
 

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  • peterbacon11 Jan 31, 12:02 p.m.

    Please do check out your tax preparers, don't go to someone who took a two week course and expect to have them done correctly. Use common sense.

  • peterbacon11 Jan 31, 12:01 p.m.

    Please tell me that you are considering or don't pay taxes, because if so then don't drive on my roads I pay for and don't have children that will use my school districts that I pay for. I am not saying government is using the money wisely. Please pay your taxes, don't be stupid or just leave this country.

  • mayra0313 Jan 31, 11:22 a.m.

    I thought illegal immigrants were the only ones taking advantage of the system.

  • Bewitched Jan 31, 10:37 a.m.

    Ummmmmmmmmmm,,,,Your wrong !!!! The IRS So called won,,,Because people like yourself wont standup to them ! You DO NOT HAVE to pay "income taxe's" !! Seen it firsthand !! - nckidd29

    Oh yes, like I would take advice from someone who cannot write or spell! And by the way, you don't have to pay income taxes if you don't mind going TO JAIL, genius.

  • nckidd29 Jan 31, 9:36 a.m.

    N.C. Kidd..You are wasting your breath, it's way above 98% of the peoples head,

    wayneboyd

    I know it's sad isn't it !!!

  • nckidd29 Jan 31, 9:29 a.m.

    I strongly suggest you put a lawyer on retainer ASAP. Then read the following from the IRS re "frivolous tax arguments." ( http://www.irs.gov/Tax-Professionals/The-Truth-About-Frivolous-Tax-Arguments---Section-I#_Toc316940479 )

    FE

    I was going to comment, but instead "dcatz" pretty much said it for me ! Go right ahead, live your whole life,like most, going by what you read from the government,instead of doing your own homework ! Why don't you lookup how many people are incarcerated that actually knows the law,and had the cohoona's to fight the IRS ! Nevermind I'll save you the trouble,,NONE !!!!

  • dcatz Jan 31, 8:23 a.m.

    "You do realize this matter was settled a number of years ago in court, right? The IRS won."

    Considering the courts are run by the same gang of criminals that runs the IRS, it is not surprising. The courts are laughably biased towards the government (seeing as they are the government, after all) and any notion that they are, in any way shape or form, interested in justice or the truth is pure folly.

    Taxation is theft. In reality, governments are essentially larger versions of common street gangs; they claim to own wide swaths of land despite having no legitimate claim and they force you to pay protection money, of which if you refuse, you are subjected to violence and being caged inside the industrial prison complex. In addition, governments frequently fight with each other, as street gangs do, without even the slightest concern for those who might get caught in the crossfire.

  • FE Jan 31, 8:05 a.m.

    "Ummmmmmmmmmm,,,,Your wrong !!!! The IRS So called won,,,Because people like yourself wont standup to them ! You DO NOT HAVE to pay "income taxe's" !! Seen it firsthand !!" - nckidd29

    MY wrong ???????

    I strongly suggest you put a lawyer on retainer ASAP. Then read the following from the IRS re "frivolous tax arguments." (
    http://www.irs.gov/Tax-Professionals/The-Truth-About-Frivolous-Tax-Arguments---Section-I#_Toc316940479 )

  • wayneboyd Jan 30, 6:59 p.m.

    N.C. Kidd..You are wasting your breath, it's way above 98% of the peoples head,

  • nckidd29 Jan 30, 6:24 p.m.

    You do realize this matter was settled a number of years ago in court, right? The IRS won.

    KT Returns

    Ummmmmmmmmmm,,,,Your wrong !!!! The IRS So called won,,,Because people like yourself wont standup to them ! You DO NOT HAVE to pay "income taxe's" !! Seen it firsthand !!

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