Charlotte Businesswoman Pleads Guilty to State Tax Charges

Raleigh, NC

A Charlotte businesswoman pleaded guilty Thursday in Wake County Superior Court to tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Ann Gaither Teague, 49, of 6516 Glenn Teague Rd., Charlotte, North Carolina pleaded guilty on January 25, 2018 to one count of Failure to Pay North Carolina Withholding Tax, and one count of Failure to File North Carolina Withholding Tax. 

Superior Court Judge Rebecca Holt sentenced Teague to a 45-day prison term.  The sentence was suspended and she was placed on supervised probation for 18 months and an additional 18 months unsupervised probation.  As a condition of special probation, Teague was ordered to be imprisoned for 10 days. 

Information presented in court showed that Teague, bookkeeper of Southeastern Exterminating Co., Inc., failed to file or pay North Carolina withholding taxes on behalf of the business from January 1, 2014 through August 1, 2015.  Extenuating circumstances presented in court revealed that during the criminal investigation both the President and Vice President of the corporation passed away.   

The charges against Teague resulted from an investigation by special agents with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Section in Raleigh and was prosecuted by the Special Prosecutions attorneys in the office of the Attorney General.