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Gary R. Myers

Gary R. Myers was sentenced in Franklin Circuit Court, to five years in reference to four felony counts of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property. These charges were related to sales tax that was collected from a business he owned in Shepherdsville, Ky., Cambron Trailers, that was not remitted to the Commonwealth. Mr. Myers was granted pre-trial diversion and ordered to pay restitution to the Kentucky Department of Revenue in the amount of $65,984.03. Debra Crawford investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.

November 12, 2013

Caterina Colette Finley

pic of Caterina Colette FinleyCaterina Colette Finley, of Animal Asylum, LLC, in Elizabethtown, pled guilty to one count of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property. This case is related to sales tax and withholding tax that was collected and not remitted to the Commonwealth. She was sentenced to five years diversion and required to make restitution in the amount of $19,087.20, plus interest. Thomas Smith investigated this case and presented it for prosecution

October 9, 2013

Ravi Parekh

Ravi Parekh, of Franklin Hospitality Group, Inc. was indicted by the Franklin Grand Jury on one count of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property. This case is related to sales and use tax that was collected and not remitted to the Commonwealth. The total amount of stolen money is $42,309.62.

Parekh was indicted by the Franklin County Grand Jury on a second count of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property in relation to sales and use tax that was collected and not remitted to the Commonwealth for the business of Lakshya Investment Group, Inc. The total amount of stolen money in the second matter is $56,316.63. Both businesses were located in Simpson County. Thomas Smith investigated these cases and presented it for prosecution.

August 7, 2013

Brian L. Jones

Brian L. Jones, Frozen Assets, LLC and I Scream Dreams, LLC, was indicted by the Franklin Circuit Court on four counts of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property, two Class C felonies, one Class D felony and one misdemeanor. This case is related to sales tax and withholding tax that was collected and not remitted to the Commonwealth. The total theft amount from both businesses is $32,662.25. Frozen Assets, LLC was located in Boone County and I Scream Dreams, LLC was located in Kenton County. Debra Crawford investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.

July 24, 2013

Tamarra L. Slates

pic of Tamarra SlatesTamarra L. Slates, Little Friends Academy, Inc. pled guilty to two counts of Theft By Failure to make Required Disposition Property over $300, and one count of Theft By Deception over $500 in Jefferson Circuit Court. She was sentenced to five years on counts 1 through 3 to run concurrent for five years. Supervised Pre-Trail Diversion was granted with probation for five years. The total amount of stolen money was $13,835.85. Thomas Smith investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.

July 9, 2013

Maneeporn Prachuntasan

Maneeporn Prachuntasan, Mr. Egg Roll, LLC, Taste of Thai, LLC, and Thai Restaurant, LLC., was indicted by the Fayette County Grand Jury on six counts of Theft by Failure to make Required Disposition of Property, and one count of Theft by Deception. This case is related to $24,442.83 in sales and withholding taxes that were collected and not remitted to the Commonwealth. Thomas Smit. investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.

July 8, 2013

Sandra Kawas

Sandra Kawas, Crows Nest’s, LLC, was indicted by McLean County Grand Jury on two counts of Theft by Failure to make Required Disposition of Property. This case is related to $25,727.96 in sales and withholding taxes that were collected and not remitted to the Commonwealth. Thomas Smith investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.

​May 1, 2013

Victoria Wells-Bailey

Victoria Wells-Bailey pled guilty to three counts of Willfully Filing False Income Tax Returns, Class D Felonies (KRS 141.990 (5)). Wells-Bailey falsified wage statements on the returns to obtain fraudulent refunds for the tax years 2008, 2009 and 2010. She was sentenced to one year and was ordered to pay restitution to the Department upon her release. Rob Watts investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.

April 12, 2013

James A. Perry

James A. Perry of Louisa, Ky., pled guilty in Franklin Circuit Court to four counts of willfully failing to file individual income tax returns for the years of 2007 through 2010. He was sentenced to five years on Counts 1 through 4 to run concurrent for five years. The court granted pretrial diversion with five years probation. Thomas Smith investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.

March 28, 2013

Michael Ward

Michael Ward of Covington pled guilty to two felony counts of theft by failure to make required disposition of property in reference to collected sales and use taxes and withholding tax that was not remitted to the Commonwealth. He was given felony diversion for five years and must pay $19,703.78 in restitution to the Kentucky Department of Revenue. Debra Crawford investigated this case, Kenton County Circuit Court Indictments 12-CR-00216 (1) and (2), and presented it for prosecution.

February 22, 2013

Forrest Bush

Forrest Bush pled guilty in Fayette County Circuit Court to two felony counts of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property relating to the businesses Lexington Plastic Molding Co., Inc. and Pinnacle Plastics, LLC. He was sentenced to three years in prison and granted pretrial diversion for five years. He must pay $38,959.81 in restitution to the Department of Revenue. Debra Crawford investigated this case, Fayette Circuit Court Indictment 12-CR-01055, and presented it for prosecution.

February 19, 2013

Rick L. Pippin

pic of Rick PippinRick L. Pippin pled guilty to 4 felony counts of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property in Jefferson County Circuit Court. Mr. Pippin was sentenced to five years on each count to be served concurrently. Mr. Pippin was also ordered to pay $45,000.00 in restitution to the Department of Revenue. He was granted pretrial diversion for a period of five years, during which time he must pay the restitution in full. Debra Crawford investigated this case, Jefferson Circuit Court Indictment #10-CR-3961, and presented it for prosecution.

​January 7, 2013

Matthew Tackett

pic of Matthew TackettMatthew Tackett pled guilty in Franklin County Circuit Court to one felony count of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property in relation to the business Hydrotech, LLC, of Fayette County. He was sentenced to one year and was subsequently granted pretrial diversion. The period of his diversion is five years during which time he must pay restitution to the Department of Revenue totaling $26,993.11. Debra Crawford investigated this case, Franklin Circuit Court Indictment 12-CR-00108, and presented it for prosecution.

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