Bledsoe County business woman charged with sales tax evasion

PIKEVILLE, Tenn. (WDEF) – The Special Investigations Section of the Tennessee Department of Revenue conducted the investigation that led to the indictment and arrest of Sybil Marjean Stanley for sales tax evasion. Stanley, 63, surrendered to Revenue Special Agents at the Bledsoe County Detention Center.
On March 28, the Polk County Grand Jury indicted Stanley, co-owner of Duke’s Country Store, on multiple counts of sales tax evasion. Bond was set at $10,000.
“The Department of Revenue promotes voluntary taxpayer compliance by educating taxpayers, aggressively pursuing criminal sanctions and demanding accountability when taxpayers engage in fraudulent activity,” Revenue Commissioner Richard Roberts said. “This arrest underscores the Department’s ongoing efforts to enforce Tennessee’s tax laws.”
If convicted, Stanley could be sentenced to a maximum of two years in the state penitentiary and fined up to $3,000 for each felony count of attempted sales tax evasion.

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