Four Arrested on Felony Tax Evasion Charges

Raleigh

RALEIGH – Four Cumberland County residents were arrested Thursday on felony tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Thomas Aldridge, 45, of 200 Dingo Drive, Spring Lake, Mark Duffel, 43, of 130-7 London Court, Fayetteville, Timothy Reid, 51, of 4114 Village Drive, Fayetteville, and Matthew L. Vaughan, 43, of 3647 Florida Drive Ext., Fayetteville, were each charged on January 29, 2015 with multiple felony counts of Attempting to Evade or Defeat Tax.

Arrest warrants allege that Aldridge, Duffel, Reid, and Vaughan knowingly and willfully maintained with their employer, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, fraudulent Forms NC-4, claiming to be exempt from North Carolina individual income tax withholding. These actions caused Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, to not withhold state individual income tax from their wages, all in an attempt to evade and defeat the North Carolina individual income tax. The alleged offenses occurred from January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2013. Additional charges are forthcoming in this case.

Aldridge, Duffel, Reid, and Vaughan each appeared before a Cumberland County magistrate. Aldridge was placed under a $20,000 bond, Duffel placed under a $15,000 bond, Reid a $15,000 bond, and Vaughan placed under a $15,000 bond. A first appearance is scheduled for each, Monday, February 2, 2015 in Wake County District Court in Raleigh.

The charges resulted from an investigation by special agents with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Section.

 


Public Affairs Office
P.O. Box 25000, Raleigh, NC 27640-0001
An Equal Opportunity Employer