Wilmington Woman Pleads Guilty to State Tax Charges
RALEIGH – A Wilmington woman pleaded guilty Tuesday in Wake
County District Court to tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department
Vernell B. Lloyd, 52, of 901 Taliga Lane, Wilmington, pleaded guilty
on Sept. 28, 2004 to two felony counts of willfully attempting to
evade or defeat the North Carolina individual income tax.
Wake County District Court Judge Paul Guessner sentenced Lloyd to
a six-month minimum, eight-month maximum prison term. The sentence
was suspended and Lloyd was placed on probation for 24 months. She
was also ordered to pay a $200 fine. In addition, she cannot assist
in the preparation of any tax returns other than her own during her
The state’s evidence showed that Lloyd filed false state income
tax returns for 2000, 2001 and 2002. She inflated the itemized deductions
claimed on her federal tax returns, which reduced the taxable income
reported on her state tax returns. The Department of Revenue investigation
also found that Lloyd assisted others in filing false returns.
The charges against Lloyd resulted from an investigation by a special
agent with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division.
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