Harnett County Man Pleads Guilty in State Tax Case


RALEIGH – A Lillington man pleaded guilty Thursday in Wake County District Court to tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Antwon V. Johnson, 40, of 704 West Old Road, Lillington pleaded guilty on August 28, 2014 to one count of Obtaining Property by False Pretenses and one count of Uttering Forged Instrument.

District Court Judge Vince Rozier, Jr., sentenced Johnson to an eight-month minimum, ten-month maximum prison term. The sentence was suspended and Johnson was placed on supervised probation for 36 months.  He was given credit for four months served in custody, ordered to pay restitution of $595.50, and to perform 40 hours of community service.

Information presented in court showed that Johnson filed a 2009 North Carolina individual income tax return representing that he was employed by a local business and had North Carolina income taxes withheld from his wages, when in fact he was not employed by the business and did not have the taxes withheld by the company.  The return deceived the Department of Revenue and caused the state to give him credit for payment of individual income tax withholdings that he was not entitled to receive.  Johnson’s Uttering Forged Instrument charge resulted from a false 2009 Wage and Tax Statement.   

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


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