Uncasville woman pleads guilty to tax evasion, serving maximum years in prison

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UNCASVILLE, Connecticut, (WTNH) – An Uncasville woman pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion on Wednesday, September 16.

According to court documents, Kathryn Pocock, 58, has operated a home cleaning business since 1991. Between 2015 and 2019, Pocock withdrew $ 855,000 from her business and did not report this product on the company’s tax forms. business and on it. federal income tax returns.

During the investigation, it was revealed that Pocock would cash numerous customer checks that had been paid to his company, deposit some of the checks into his personal bank account, and pay his employees “in the dark”.

Court documents have shown that Pocock issued checks payable in cash from his personal and work accounts, and paid employees cash without properly collecting and paying employment tax to the IRS or on sale. , and use taxes owed to the State of Connecticut.

The investigation also showed that Pocock provided his tax preparer with fake spreadsheets and supporting documents that significantly underestimated his income and employee-related expenses.

Pocock agreed to pay $ 213,965 in restitution to the IRS and $ 33,514 to the state of Connecticut.

Pocock is expected to start her sentence on December 8, 2021, where she faces the maximum sentence of five to five years.

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