Anson County Woman Charged with State Tax Offenses

May 27, 2016

RALEIGH – An Anson County woman was arrested Wednesday on felony and misdemeanor tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Lukinda M. Moore, 38, of 877 Old NC, Wadesboro was charged on May 25, 2016 with one count of Attempting to Evade or Defeat Tax, and two counts of Willful Failure to File Return, Supply Information, or Pay Tax.

Arrest warrants allege that Moore knowingly and willfully maintained with her employer, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Division of Adult Corrections and Juvenile Justice, a fraudulent Form NC-4 Employee Withholding Allowance Certificate, during the tax year 2014, claiming to be exempt from North Carolina individual income tax withholding.  These actions caused her employer to not withhold state individual income tax from her wages, when in fact she was not exempt from state individual income tax withholding, all in an attempt to evade and defeat the North Carolina Individual Income Tax.  Additional arrest warrants allege that Moore was required to file a North Carolina Individual Income Tax Return for tax years 2012 and 2013, but willfully failed to file the returns.   

Moore appeared before a Wake County magistrate and was placed under a $10,000 bond.
A first appearance was scheduled for Thursday, May 26, 2016 in Wake County District Court in Raleigh.

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