Wake County Woman Admits Guilt in State Tax Case

Raleigh, NC

Shelly Christina Rozario, a former temporary employee of the North Carolina Department of Revenue was arrested on September 24, 2019 and charged with one count of Embezzlement of State Property by the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division.  On Wednesday, October 16, 2019, Rozario admitted guilt to the offense charged in Wake County District Court. 

Rozario, 54, of 108 Hassell Court, Garner, appeared before Wake County District Court Judge Ned W. Mangum and was ordered to perform 225 hours of community service, pay court costs, remain gainfully employed, and not commit any additional criminal offenses. Rozario paid $9,836.51 in restitution to the N.C. Department of Revenue prior to court. The case was prosecuted by the Wake County District Attorney’s office.

Acting upon a tip received by the agency’s Tax Fraud Hotline, the Department of Revenue’s Criminal Investigations Division in Raleigh investigated the matter.  The investigation revealed that Rozario embezzled $9,836.51 in the form of money orders submitted by taxpayers to the NCDOR.  Rozario was terminated on September 11, 2019.