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Fayetteville Businesswoman Charged in State Tax Case

Raleigh, NC

A Fayetteville businesswoman was arrested Tuesday on felony and misdemeanor tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Shuvon Rena Mitchell, 39, of 2633 Plum Ridge Road, Fayetteville, North Carolina, was charged on July 17, 2018, with one count of Embezzlement of State Property, five counts of Willful Failure to File North Carolina Corporation Tax Returns, and six counts of Willful Failure to File North Carolina Individual Income Tax Returns.

Arrest warrants allege that Shuvon Rena Mitchell, President and responsible person of S & K Home Care, Inc., assisted, or aided and abetted the corporation to embezzle, misapply, and convert to its own use $102,675.00 in North Carolina Withholding Tax during the period January 1, 2012 through January 31, 2018.  During this period of time, Mitchell was the responsible person of S & K Home Care, Inc., which was under a duty to collect, hold in trust, and remit North Carolina Withholding Tax to the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Additional arrest warrants allege that Mitchell, knowingly and willfully failed to file North Carolina Corporation Tax Returns for the tax years 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017, and was required to file North Carolina Individual Income Tax Returns for the tax years 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017, but willfully failed to file the returns.

Mitchell appeared before a Cumberland County magistrate and was placed on a $10,500.00 secured bond.  A first appearance was scheduled for July 20, 2018 in Wake County District Court in Raleigh.

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