Area Verizon Wireless Employees in Hot Water

VeriGreedyTwo Columbia-based television stations (WISV, WLTX) are reporting that 18 people, including at least nine Verizon Wireless employees, have been arrested on tax evasion charges.

WLTX says eight of those nine Verizon Wireless employees work at the call center in Elgin (near Columbia). The ninth person arrested works in the Charleston area. That employee (according to their Facebook page) works in the Finance department.

The Department of Revenue told WISV that the suspects filed W-4 forms with Verizon Wireless claiming to be exempt from paying taxes and also failed to file tax returns for several years.

Both stations reported that more arrests could be coming and more details about the alleged crimes would be released.

***Update 1/14/13*** - I spoke with a North Charleston VZW Call Center employee who said they heard more arrests have been made, including at their location. No official word from authorities has been released about this allegation.



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