Horry County Resident Arrested on 12 State Tax Charges
Columbia, SC (February 8, 2013) --- Tracy Renay Williams was arrested today by investigators from the SC Department of Revenue for 12 counts of tax related charges.
Williams, 35, is charged with four counts of forgery, four counts of assisting in the preparation of a fraudulent tax return, and four counts of conspiracy; he is currently being held at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center in Conway awaiting a bond hearing.
For the 2011 tax year, Williams provided fraudulent W2 forms to individuals in order to have income tax returns prepared in each of their names. Williams willfully assisted in the preparation of the fraudulent tax returns which resulted in the individuals requesting tax refunds totaling over $32,000, to which they were not entitled.
Williams, a Green Sea resident, could face up to 60 years in prison and/or up to $22,000 in fines if convicted of the 12 charges.
This is the latest arrest by the SC Department of Revenue in part of an ongoing investigation in the Horry County area. A string of other arrests have previously occurred in relation to the investigation, and more arrests are expected.