Lauderdale County Man Arrested on Sales Tax Evasion and Theft Charges
Ripley, Tenn. - The Special Investigations Section of the Tennessee Department of Revenue conducted the investigation that led to the arrest of Randall L. Glenn, age 48. Glenn was arrested by Lauderdale County Sheriff's Deputies on February 5, 2013. Glenn's bond was set at $5,000.
On February 4, 2013, Glenn was indicted by a Lauderdale County Grand Jury on one count of Sales Tax Evasion in violation of Tenn. Code Ann. Section 67-1-1440(g), a Class E felony; and one count of Theft of Property over $1,000 in violation of Tenn. Code Ann. Section 39-14-103, a Class D felony. The indictments relate to Glenn's registration of a boat with the Lauderdale County Clerk's Office.
If convicted, Glenn could be sentenced to a maximum of two years in the state penitentiary and fined up to $3,000 for the Class E felony charge, and a maximum of four years in the state penitentiary and fined up to $5,000 for the Class D felony charge.
"The Department of Revenue promotes voluntary taxpayer compliance by educating taxpayers, aggressively pursuing criminal sanctions and demanding accountability when taxpayers engage in fraudulent activity," said Revenue Commissioner Richard H. Roberts. "This investigation underscores the department's ongoing efforts to enforce Tennessee's tax laws."
This case was pursued criminally by the department in cooperation with District Attorney General Michael Dunavant's office. Citizens who suspect violations of Tennessee's revenue laws should call the toll-free tax fraud hot line at (800) FRAUDTX (372-8389).
In addition to collecting state taxes, $2.0 billion of local sales and business taxes were collected by the department for local governments during the 2012 fiscal year. Besides collecting taxes, the department enforces the revenue laws fairly and impartially in an effort to encourage voluntary taxpayer compliance. The department also apportions revenue collections for distribution to the various state funds and local units of government. To learn more about the department, log on to www.TN.gov/revenue.