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Asheville Businesswoman Pleads Guilty in State Tax Case

Raleigh, NC

An Asheville businesswoman pleaded guilty Tuesday in Wake County Superior Court to felony tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Alisia Lee Parrott, 41, of 10 Arborvale Rd., Asheville, North Carolina, pleaded guilty on

March 13, 2018 to seven counts of Embezzlement of State Property and seven counts of Embezzlement of Buncombe County Property.

Wake County Superior Court Judge Bryan Collins sentenced Parrott to a 16-month minimum, 29-month maximum prison term. The sentence was suspended and Parrott was placed on supervised probation for 36 months. As conditions of probation, Parrott was ordered to be placed under electronic home monitoring for 60 days, pay a fine of $3,000.00, and complete 100 hours of community service. Parrott paid $41,907.44 in restitution prior to the plea.

Information presented in court showed that Parrott, President of The Floured Apron, LLC doing business as Everyday Gourmet located in Asheville, NC, aided and abetted the business to embezzle, misapply, and convert to its own use $41,907.44 in State and Buncombe County Sales Tax during the period March 1, 2011 through February 28, 2017. During this period of time, Parrott held the position of President and was the responsible person of the corporation and was under a duty to collect, hold in trust, and remit North Carolina Sales Tax to the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

The charges against Parrott 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.