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Angier Businesswoman Charged in State Tax Case

Raleigh, NC

An Angier businesswoman was arrested Friday on felony tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Anna Johnson Beasley, 60, of 520 Old Stage Road, Willow Spring, was charged on March 2, 2018 with nine counts of Embezzlement of State Property.

Arrest warrants allege that Beasley, President of Busy Bee Developmental Learning Centers, Inc., assisted, or aided and abetted the business to embezzle, misapply, and convert to its own use $80,413.00 in North Carolina Withholding Tax during the period January 1, 2008 through January 31, 2017.  During this period of time, Beasley was the responsible person of Busy Bee Developmental Learning Centers, Inc., and was under a duty to collect, hold in trust, and remit North Carolina Withholding Tax to the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Beasley appeared before a Wake County magistrate and was placed under a $500,000.00 bond.  A first appearance is scheduled for March 5, 2018 in Wake County District Court in Raleigh.

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