18 South Carolinians Accused of Tax Evasion

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Columbia, SC (WLTX) - The South Carolina Department of Revenue says 18 people have been arrested statewide on charges they evaded taxes.

The arrests came as part of an ongoing investigating targeting people the agency says claimed to be exempt from taxes to their employers and failed to file require state income tax forms.

According to DOR, the people charged filed W4 forms with their employer claiming to be exempt, which caused little or no taxes to be withheld from their paycheck. Previous Coverage: 9 Arrested on Tax Evasion Charges

Collectively, the group has a tax liability of almost $285,000.

The individuals arrested are as follows:

• Meioki Figueroa, Columbia; five (5) counts; $27,898 of tax evaded
• Cedora Vinson, West Columbia; five (5) counts; $21,282 of tax evaded
• Hugh Coleman, Columbia; seven (7) counts; $20,255 of tax evaded
• Lakeesha Murray, Columbia; five (5) counts; $18,891 of tax evaded
• Denise Tyler, Columbia;  four (4) counts; $17,684 of tax evaded
• William Edwards, Columbia; five (5) counts; $16,674 of tax evaded
• Lisa Jenkins, Columbia; seven (7) counts: $14,999 of tax evaded
• Cassandra Johnson, Columbia; eight (8) counts; $13,635 of tax evaded
• Keith Mangle, Piedmont; seven (7) counts; $13,349 of tax evaded
• Juanita Brown, Columbia; five (5) counts; $13,346 of tax evaded
• Alphonso Blassingame, Boiling Springs, six (6) counts; $12,718 of tax evaded
• Thomas Smith, Columbia; five (5) counts; $12,674 of tax evaded
• Victoria Cooper-Hilliard, Goose Creek; six (6) counts; $12,419 of tax evaded
• Devita Gray, Piedmont; five (5) counts; $12,085 of tax evaded
• Rebecca Mulinix, Columbia; seven (7) counts; $11,768 of tax evaded
• Gregory Neff, Summerville; three (3) counts; $11,371 of tax evaded
• Denise Murry, Greer; five (5) counts; $10,452 of tax evaded
• Billy Tolbert, Greenville; seven (7) counts; $10,084 of tax evaded

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