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Lexington County woman charged with not reporting $370,000 in income

31-year-old now faces maximum of 5 years in prison and/or $10,000 fine on each count -- plus back taxes
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COLUMBIA, S.C. — A Lexington County woman is facing three counts of tax evasion after allegedly not reporting income on state tax returns between 2019 and 2021.

Agents from the South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) arrested 31-year-old Serena Mari Olivi, of Cayce, Tuesday morning. In addition to not reporting a total of $373,178 on her returns, SCDOR says Olivi received fraudulent tax refunds for each of the tax returns. As a result, she owes the state $26,266, according to the agency. 

Olivi was booked into Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center in Richland County, pending a bond hearing.

In addition to the back taxes, if convicted, Olivi will face a maximum of 5 years in prison and/or a fine of $10,000, plus the cost of prosecution, for each count.

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