Charlotte Businesswoman Charged in State Tax Case

September 21, 2016

RALEIGH – A Charlotte businesswoman was arrested Tuesday on felony tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Ann Gaither Teague, 49, of 6516 Glenn Teague Rd., Charlotte was charged on September 20, 2016 with one count of Embezzlement of State Property, and six counts of Obtaining Property by False Pretenses.

Arrest warrants allege that Ann Gaither Teague, Business Manager of Southeastern Exterminating Co., Inc., aided and abetted the corporation to embezzle, misapply and convert to its own use $119,901.59 in North Carolina Withholding Tax during the period January 1, 2009 through October 7, 2015. During this period of time, Ann Teague 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 Department of Revenue.

Additional arrest warrants allege that Teague, knowingly filed fraudulent North Carolina Individual Income Tax Returns for tax years 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015, claiming credit for North Carolina Withholding Tax in the total amount of $14,314.00, when in fact the defendant knew that the withholding tax had not been paid to the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Teague appeared before a Wake County magistrate and was placed under a $50,000.00 secured bond. A first appearance is scheduled for September 21, 2016 in Wake County District Court in Raleigh.

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

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