Union County Businessman Charged in State Tax Case

December 7, 2016

RALEIGH – A Union County businessman was arrested Wednesday on felony tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

William Jeffrey Massey, 54, of 410 Robin Drive, Monroe, was charged on December 7, 2016 with four counts of Embezzlement of State Property.

Arrest warrants allege that Massey, President/CEO of Agape Services, Inc. aided and abetted the corporation to embezzle, misapply, and convert to its own use $89,766.35 in North Carolina Withholding Tax during the period May 1, 2012 through December 31, 2015. During this period of time, Massey was the responsible person of the corporation, which was under a duty to collect, hold in trust, and remit North Carolina Withholding Tax to the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Massey appeared before a Union County magistrate and was placed under a $10,000 bond. A first appearance was scheduled for January 6, 2017 in Wake County District Court in Raleigh.

The charges against Massey resulted from an investigation by a special agent with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Section in Raleigh.

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