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​December 19, 2014

Billy and Roxanne Blankenship of Elkhorn City, Kentucky, were sentenced in Franklin Circuit Court to five years pretrial diversion on a two-year sentence for two Class D felony counts each of Willfully Filing or Making a False Tax Return for tax years 2007 and 2008. These counts relate to income from retail sales the Blankenships made but did not report. Robin Kinney investigated this case and presented it for prosecution. Jeff Fogg is currently handling this matter.​


​​davidbeckett2.jpgOctober 15, 2014

David S. Beckett Central House Diner, LLC, was sentenced in Boone Circuit Court to five years on 19 Class D felony counts of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property in reference to unremitted sale and withholding taxes. He was then granted diversion and was ordered to pay restitution to the Department of Revenue in amount of $ 62,876.98. Debra Crawford investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.


Dwayne Cline October 7, 2014

Dwayne Cline of Owners Solution, Inc., pled guilty in Boyd Circuit Court to one Class D felony count of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property, and was sentenced to five years. He was then granted pretrial diversion for five year required to pay $134,888.86 in restitution. Debra Crawford investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.



​​​July 29, 2014

Roger J. Stradley of Radcliff, Kentucky, was sentenced in Hardin Circuit Court to one count of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property, a Class D felony. This count was related to sales and use tax that was collected and not remitted to the Commonwealth for the business Sparta Enterprises, Inc., doing business as Huddle House. Mr. Stradley was granted diversion for five years or until restitution of $85,559.82 is paid. Thomas Smith investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.


July 22, 2014

Jennifer June Rowlett of Bardstown, Kentucky was indicted in Franklin Circuit Court on 11 counts of Willful Preparation of False Kentucky Income Tax Returns, all Class D felonies, and one count of Being a Persistent Felony Offender. These counts stemmed from eleven fraudulent tax returns Rowlett prepared requesting refunds totaling $4,375. Jeff Fogg investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.


March 11, 2014

Gregory Wilcheck of Myers Chevrolet-Oldsmobile-Cadillac, Inc. in Barbourville was indicted by the Franklin County Grand Jury on one count of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property, and three counts of Theft by Deception. This case is related to withholding tax that was collected, but not remitted to the Commonwealth. Mr. Wilcheck also submitted checks to the Commonwealth to pay collected taxes and the checks were returned by the bank for insufficient funds. The total amount of stolen money is $16,407.54. Thomas Smith investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.


 

pic of Jason ShulerFebruary 7, 2014

Jason Shuler of Shuler’s Ole South BBQ of Daviess County pled guilty to two felony counts of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property. He was sentenced to five years of supervised diversion on each count. He must pay restitution to the Department of Revenue in the amount of $38,650.37. Thomas Smith investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.



 

February 25, 2014

Donald R. Black of Black’s Appliance Center in Russell County was indicted by the Franklin County Grand Jury on four counts of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property, three Class C Felonies and one Class D felony. He was also indicted on eight felony counts of Theft by Deception, all Class D Felonies. These charges are related to collected sales tax and withholding tax that was collected, but not remitted to the Commonwealth. Mr. Black also submitted checks to the Commonwealth to pay collected taxes and the checks were returned by the bank for insufficient funds. The total theft amount is $124,346.33. Debra Crawford investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.


 

pic of Michelle DossJanuary 28, 2014

Michelle Doss of MRDUCS, LLC, dba: Patriot Tire and Auto Service in Jefferson County pled guilty to one felony count of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property. She was sentenced to five years, which was probated/diverted for five years on the condition that she pays restitution totaling $72,629.83 to the Department of Revenue during that time period. Debra Crawford investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.



 

jorgedelapaz2.jpgJanuary 27, 2014

Jorge Delapaz pled guilty to two counts of theft by failure to make required disposition of property. This case is related to sales and withholding taxes that were collected and not remitted to the Commonwealth for the Madisonville business La Casa III. Mr. Delapaz was sentenced to five years of diversion and ordered to pay the Department of Revenue $47,492.41 in restitution. Thomas also investigated this case and presented for prosecution to the Hopkins County grand jury.



 

pic of Sharon HoffmanJanuary 6, 2014

Sharon Bliss Hoffman pled guilty in Franklin Circuit Court to one count of willfully failing to file a tax return, a Class D felony. She was sentenced to one year, but was allowed diversion and supervised probation for five years. Ms. Hoffman was also ordered to pay the Department of Revenue restitution in the amount of $5,908. Thomas A. Smith investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.




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