Court Clerk Indicted For Tax Evasion
The former court clerk for the Dawson County Superior Court in Dawsonville, Georgia, was recently charged with bankruptcy fraud and federal tax evasion.
Becky McCord allegedly took close to $120,000 of the county's money while working for the court, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle. She also did not pay taxes on the money she is accused of taking illegally.
McCord worked at the court from 1993 to 2010, and is alleged to have committed the crimes from 2006 to 2009, according to the news source. A total of $134,000 in checks were made out in her name from the court's bank account.
She did not report the money from the checks on her federal tax return, as well as funds she legally obtained, such as passport collection fees, the report said.
In addition to the alleged evasion, McCord did not report the funds on a bankruptcy filing she first filed with her spouse in 2007, the news source reported.
Tax evasion carries a maximum of five years in prison, along with fines and restitution.