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September 12, 2017

James Wilkerson of Mammoth Cave was indicted by Franklin County Grand Jury on four Class C and three Class D felony counts of theft by failure to make required disposition of property. These charges are related to $80,380.54 in sales and withholding taxes that were collected on behalf of his Edmonson County business, Forks Country Store & Archery, but was not remitted to the Commonwealth. Brad Boyd investigated this matter and present it for prosecution. 


August 29, 2017

Shelley Thompson of Shelbyville was indicted by a Franklin County Grand Jury on two Class C and two Class D felony counts of theft by failure to make required disposition of property. These charges are related to $40,474.24 in sales tax collected and $8,465.69 in tax that was withheld from employees but not remitted on behalf of the Shelby County business Arthur B, LLC, doing business as The Old Stone Inn, for a total theft amount of $48,939.93. Debra Crawford investigated this matter and presented it for prosecution. 


April 25, 2017

Jerod Hagen of Lexington, KY, was indicted by a Franklin County grand jury on 40 Class D felony counts of theft by failure to make required disposition of property. These cases are related to sales and withholding taxes collected for two businesses, Cardinal Fondue, LLC, of Louisville, and Hagen Fondue, LLC, of Lexington (both doing business as The Melting Pot), that were not remitted to the Commonwealth. The total theft amount is $107,681.47.  Debra Crawford investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.  


William Johnson.png April 18, 2017

William Johnson of Shearer Johnson Electric, LLC, was sentenced in Fayette Circuit Court on eight counts of willfully filing false tax returns. Mr. Johnson was given 12 months in jail on each count. The sentence was suspended and he was granted supervised probation for two years. He was also ordered to pay $45,889.94 in restitution to the Department of Revenue. Debra Crawford investigated this case, which is related to money Mr. Johnson withheld from his employees' pay but did remit to the Commonwealth, and presented it for prosecution.  

April 4, 2017

Tim and Debra Branham of Paintsville were indicted for a second time by a Franklin County grand jury for two Class D felony counts each of willfully filing a false Kentucky individual income tax return for years 2014 and 2015.  Richard McKenna investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.


March 21, 2017

Jennifer Adams of Burkesville was indicted by the Wayne County grand jury for filing fraudulent returns for tax years 2014 and 2015, both Class D felonies. This case was related to $36,978.65 in income Ms. Adams received but did not report. David Whitehouse  investigated this case and presented it for prosecution.  


 March 14, 2017

Melissa and Ronald Angel of Richmond were indicted by a Franklin County grand jury on with six Class D felony counts each of willfully filing a fraudulent Kentucky individual income tax return, or failing to file such a return. Taxes, interest, and penalties owed to the Commonwealth in this matter total $39,197.56. Gene Stratton investigated the case and presented it for prosecution.


March 14, 2017

Carol Angel of Richmond was indicted by a Franklin County grand jury for six counts of failing to file a Kentucky individual income tax return, a Class D felony. Taxes, interest, and penalties owed to the Commonwealth total $29,573.75. Gene Stratton investigated the case and presented it for prosecution.


Andrew Hutto.png January 26, 2017

Andrew Hutto of DMB, Inc., doing business as Baxter Station Pub & Grill, pleaded guilty to two felony counts of theft by failure to make required disposition of property in Franklin Circuit Court. Mr. Hutto was sentenced to five years in prison on each count and granted five years supervised probation. He also must pay restitution to the Kentucky Department of Revenue in the amount of $24.404.48. This case stems from Mr. Hutto's theft of sales tax he collected but did not remit for this Jefferson County business.  Debra Crawford investigated this matter and presented it for prosecution.


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