The Flagler County Sheriff’s Place of work is asking Flagler Tax Provider of Bunnell customers who feel they have been a sufferer of a crime to contact deputies as they look into “a enormous structured plan to defraud clients,” in accordance to a press release.
The sheriff’s business is investigating Robert “Bob” Newsholme, owner of the enterprise located 608 E. Moody Blvd., on allegations which include grand theft, organized plan to defraud, and embezzlement, the launch said.
The complete lacking funds in the present-day instances below investigation increase up to $189,871, in accordance to the launch.
Newsholme, 66, shot himself in the belly on Aug. 24, which might have been a feasible attempted suicide and was investigated by the sheriff’s workplace, the release said.
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Newsholme is not a accredited community accountant as most of his clientele believed, and he has a criminal record heading back again to the late 1970s in New York on prices of grand larceny petit larceny issuing undesirable checks with awareness forgery and plan to defraud, in accordance to the launch. The most latest charge was the defraud charge in 2004, the release said.
“At this time, we have no sign that any other Flagler Tax Provider of Bunnell personnel took part in or experienced expertise of any illegal exercise,” in accordance to a assertion from Sheriff Rick Staly in the press release. “Thousands of files and forensic material are currently being analyzed as the investigation proceeds.”
The investigation into the company began on Aug. 25 when several men and women contacted the sheriff’s place of work to report that they experienced been defrauded by Newsholme, the launch said.
The Flagler County Sheriff’s Place of work the Inner Income Assistance, Criminal Investigation and the Volusia County Sheriff’s Workplace executed a research warrant on Friday at Flagler Tax Provider and seized numerous computer systems, files and other products possibly connected to the situation, according to the launch.
The sheriff’s place of work is inquiring that any individual or enterprise whose taxes have been geared up by Flagler Tax Services and who has been given a discover from the IRS of late filings — or any individual who believes they may possibly be a victim — to speak to the sheriff’s business office at 386-313-4911.