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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 01, 2011
Greer Woman Arrested on Tax Charges
Cheryl Bell, a Greer resident, was arrested Tuesday on felony income tax charges.
South Carolina Department of Revenue investigators charged Ms. Bell with seven counts of Income Tax Evasion for tax years 2003-2009.
The DOR investigation showed Bell earned income in excess of $305,855 from 2003 to 2009. Bell is accused of filing fraudulent W-4 withholding forms with her employer to avoid having taxes withheld from her wages. Bell's state tax liability for the period charged is $13,088.25; she is facing up to 35 years in prison and fines of up to $70,000 if convicted of the charges.
Bell is being held at the Greenville County Detention Center pending a bond hearing.