Swansboro Businessman Charged with State Tax Offenses


A Swansboro businessman was arrested Thursday on tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

John Scott Chadwick, 61, of 101 Oyster Bay Drive, Swansboro, was charged on October 12, 2017 with five counts of Willful Failure to File Return, Supply Information, or Pay Tax.

Arrest warrants allege that Chadwick was required to file North Carolina Individual Income Tax Returns for tax years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015, but willfully failed to file the returns with the North Carolina Department of Revenue. Chadwick is employed with Cedar Point Landscaping in Swansboro, NC.

Chadwick appeared before a Wake County magistrate and was placed under a $2,500 secured bond. A first appearance was scheduled for October 25, 2017 in Wake County District Court in Raleigh.

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