Georgia Court Clerk Guilty Of Tax Crimes
A woman from Dawsonville, Georgia, recently pleaded guilty to bankruptcy fraud and tax evasion after stealing approximately $120,000 in funds from her town.
Becky McCord was the former clerk for the Dawson County Superior Court from 1993 to 2010, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle. She forged checks totaling $120,000 from 2006 to 2009, and the money originated from the court's bank account.
She made multiple payments on personal bills such as a car loan and her mortgage, the news source reported.
McCord did not report the funds she embezzled on her income tax return for 2009. She also failed to report income that she made legitimately, such as passport fees, according to the news source. She also filed for bankruptcy in 2007, and never reported the funds, despite having multiple opportunities throughout 2009.
She was prosecuted by U.S. Attorney Sally Yates, the news source added. A sentencing date has not been arranged.
Those convicted of tax evasion typically receive up to five years in federal prison and a fine of $250,000.