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Charlotte Woman Charged in State Tax Case

Raleigh, N.C.

A Charlotte woman was arrested Tuesday on felony tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Kimberly Darice Brantley Phillips, 40, of 1301 Kennon Street, Charlotte, was charged on August 14, 2018 with four counts of Obtaining Property by False Pretenses, and one count of Obtaining Property by False Pretenses in excess of $100,000.00.

Arrest warrants allege that the defendant unlawfully obtained or attempted to obtain approximately $562,728.35 from the North Carolina Department of Revenue by submitting multiple filings and payments to the North Carolina Department of Revenue by means of false pretenses during the years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. These false representations were calculated with the intent to deceive the North Carolina Department of Revenue into issuing refunds to the defendant to which she was not legally entitled to receive.

Phillips appeared before a Mecklenburg County magistrate and was placed under a $7,000.00 bond.  A first appearance is scheduled for August 16, 2018 in Wake County District Court in Raleigh.

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