Friday, February 4, 2022

Wake County Golf Cart Business Owner Charged in State Tax Case

Raleigh, N.C.
Feb 4, 2022

A Wake County businessman was arrested today on felony tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue. Byron Todd Unger, 55, of New Hill, NC was charged with three counts of Embezzlement of State Property.

Arrest warrants allege that Unger, managing member of The Golf Cart Guys, LLC, aided and abetted the business to embezzle, misapply, and convert to its own use approximately $71,758.11 in North Carolina Sales Tax (State & Wake County) during the period January 1, 2017 through April 30, 2019.  During this time, Unger was the responsible person of The Golf Cart Guys, LLC, and was under a duty to collect, hold in trust, and remit North Carolina and Wake County Sales Tax to the North Carolina Department of Revenue. 

Unger appeared before a Wake County magistrate and was placed under a $75,000 bond.  A first appearance is scheduled for Feb. 3, 2022 in Wake County District Court in Raleigh.

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