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DOR arrests nine on tax evasion charges

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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

At least nine employees from the Verizon Call Center in Columbia have been arrested on tax evasion charges, according to the state Department of Revenue.

DOR investigators say the nine suspects filed W4 forms with Verizon claiming to be exempt from paying taxes and also failed to file tax returns for several years.

The Revenue Department has provided a list of the nine suspects, how many charges have been filed against them, and how much in taxes they evaded in the scheme.

  • Meioki Figueroa, Columbia; five (5) counts; $27,898 of tax evaded
  • Hugh Coleman, Columbia; seven (7) counts; $20,255 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
  • Thomas Smith, Columbia; five (5) counts; $12,674 of tax evaded
  • Victoria Cooper-Hilliard, Goose Creek; six (6) counts; $12,419 of tax evaded
  • Rebecca Mulinix, Columbia; seven (7) counts; $11,768 of tax evaded

Investigators say they could be making more arrests and they will also reveal more details about the scheme in the coming days.

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