SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
Public Affairs Office
Contact: Danny Brazell
Phone: (803) 898-5464
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 20, 2004
Chester woman charged with tax evasion
South Carolina Department of Revenue investigators arrested a Chester woman today on charges of state income tax evasion.
Virginia Bratton, 40, of 1766 Brown Road, is being held at the Chester County Detention Center pending a bond hearing. Bratton was charged with three counts of failing to file state income tax returns and one count of submitting a fraudulent tax return.
Bratton is accused of failing to file state income tax returns in 1999, 2001 and 2002. She also is accused of willfully understating her income on her 2000 return. She is facing up to 20 years in prison and fines of up to $40,000 if convicted of all the charges.
The Chester County Sheriff’s Department assisted the Department of Revenue in Bratton’s arrest.