Harnett County Woman Charged in State Tax Case


RALEIGH – A Harnett County woman was arrested Tuesday on felony tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Stephanie G. Hearn, 46, of 36 Bluff Ridge Lane, Angier was charged on August 12, 2014 with four counts of Obtaining Property by False Pretenses.

Arrest warrants allege that Hearn filed false North Carolina individual income tax returns for the tax years 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 claiming that she and her husband were entitled to North Carolina Individual Income Tax refunds that they were not entitled to receive.   

Hearn appeared before a Harnett County magistrate and was placed under a $10,000 secured bond. A first appearance was scheduled for August 15, 2014 in Wake County District Court in Raleigh.

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


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