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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
14 November 2008
North Augusta woman arrested on tax charges
A North Augusta woman is being held at the Edgefield County Detention Center following her arrest today on charges of filing fraudulent state income tax returns.
Trinika Mason, 34, a buyer for an aerospace electronics company, is being held pending a bond hearing after South Carolina Department of Revenue investigators charged her with two counts of state tax evasion.
Mason is accused of claiming more than $69,000 in bogus tax deductions on her 2006 and 2007 state tax returns. Her total tax liability is $5,046 for the period covered in the charges. She is facing up to 10 years in prison and fines of up to $20,000 if convicted of the charges.