SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
Public Affairs Office Phone (803) 898-5464
Contact: Danny Brazell Fax (803) 898-5446
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 13, 2003
Anderson County woman charged with tax fraud
An Anderson woman who is accused of filing a fraudulent state income tax return is being held at the Anderson County Detention Center following her arrest today by South Carolina Department of Revenue investigators.
Donna Witcher, 36, is charged with one count of filing a fraudulent state income tax return and two counts of criminal conspiracy related to preparing other fraudulent income tax returns. She is being held pending a bond hearing later today.
Witcher and her husband, Michael, 29, are accused of filing a fraudulent 2001 state income tax return by willfully omitting taxable income and claiming deductible expenses to which they were not entitled. Charges are pending against Michael Witcher.
Donna Witcher is facing up to 15 years in prison and fines of up to $1,500 if she is convicted of the charges.
The Anderson County Sheriff's Department assisted the Department of Revenue in Witcher's arrest.