IRS Warns of COVID-19 and Tax Related Scams in South Carolina

The Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation Division (IRS-CI) is warning South Carolina taxpayers about a new wave of COVID-19-related scams as the agency delivers the second round of Economic Impact Payments. In the last several months, IRS-CI has seen a variety of Economic Impact Payment (EIP) scams and other financial schemes designed to steal money and personal information from taxpayers. […]

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Greenville Business Owner Charged with Tax Evasion by SCDOR

On Tuesday, South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) agents arrested a Greenville County convenience store operator and charged him with three counts of tax evasion. Viraj Chitranjan Mehta, 37, of Greer, owner of Harry’s Quick Stop, failed to report $836,927 in sales from 2016-2018, according to arrest warrants. As a result, the warrants allege, Mehta evaded $50,216 in Sales Tax […]

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Pride of Walhalla Booster Club Seeks Community’s Help Repairing Damaged Trailer

Back in December we told you about the theft of the Walhalla High School band’s trailer. Fortunately, the trailer, along with all the instruments and equipment totaling more than $40,000, was recovered. Oconee County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 33 year-old Jason Bradley Pierce of Seneca and charged him with two counts of Grand Larceny, while Seneca Police charged him with one […]

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County Administrator Brock Rated Excellent By Council; New Fire Station Planned at Bountyland

Oconee County’s Administrator Amanda Brock has been given a rating of “excellent” after a review by her employers. At the County Council meeting held on Tuesday night, her hard work was rewarded with an extra $5,000 on her salary. The council also decided to hire additional staff members to work in the Administrator’s Office, however specifics, such as how many […]

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Westminster Man Charged with Burglary

According to arrest records from the Oconee County Detention Center, Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 42 year-old Jeffery Carl Maillard of Westminster on Monday and charged him with Petit Larceny and Second Degree Burglary. For those charges, he was given a combined $12,000 bond. Maillard was also wanted on a bench warrant from magistrate court, according to jail documents. He remains in […]

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DHEC Director: “Continue Seeking Vaccine Appointments”

During a briefing held Monday afternoon, acting DHEC Director, Dr. Brannon Traxler urged all South Carolinians in phase 1a of COVID-19 Vaccinations to continue to seek appointments, even though the State is waiting, like many others, on more doses of the vaccine… (SB – BT) Registering to get a vaccine may be done through DHEC’s website, or locally, at Ingles-Markets.com. […]

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