Forsythe County Businesswoman Pleads Guilty To State Tax Charges

Raleigh

RALEIGH – A Winston-Salem businesswoman pleaded guilty Monday in Wake County Superior Court to felony tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Rhonda E. Reaves, 57, of 1398 Jonestown Rd., Winston-Salem pleaded guilty on July 13, 2015 to six counts of Embezzlement of State Property.

Superior Court Judge Donald W. Stephens sentenced Reaves to a 16-month minimum,
29-month maximum prison term.  The sentence was suspended and Reaves was placed on supervised probation for 60 months.  She was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $29,803.49, pay a fine of $15,000.00, and complete 100 hours of community service work.

Information presented in court showed Reaves, a corporate officer of Future Young Scholars Child Development Academy, Inc., aided and abetted the corporation to embezzle, misapply and convert to its own use $29,803.49 in state withholding tax during the period January 1, 2008 through January 31, 2014.  During this period of time, Reaves held the position of president and was the responsible officer of Future Young Scholars Child Development Academy, Inc., which was under a duty to collect, hold in trust, and remit North Carolina State Taxes to the North Carolina Department of Revenue.


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