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July 10, 2013

Former Escambia County Appliance Repair Shop Owner Arrested

Susan K. Segraves, the former owner of ABC Appliance Repair, LLC, located in Pensacola, Florida, has been arrested, according to the Florida Department of Revenue.

Ms. Segraves, 59, 502 Westwood Drive, Lexington, KY, was arrested by the Escambia County Sheriff's Office on July 8, 2013 on felony and misdemeanor charges relating to failure to file six consecutive returns and refusal to file returns and pay taxes due. If convicted, she faces up to 5 years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines, as well as possible payment of investigative costs. ABC Appliance Repair was located at 1701 Cedrus Lane in Pensacola.

According to Revenue Department investigators, Ms. Segraves collected tax from customers at her shop, however, during various periods in 2012, she failed to file tax returns and remit the sales tax as required by law.

“It is an honor to serve the vast majority of Florida businesses who comply with State tax requirements,” said Marshall Stranburg, Executive Director, Florida Department of Revenue. “For those that don't, it is our job to enforce the law and ensure honest businesses are not placed at a competitive disadvantage by those who ignore the law or intentionally collect and steal taxpayer dollars.”

If you have information about tax crimes, please call the Florida Department of Revenue Investigations office in Pensacola at 850-595-5188.

Note: Due to the confidential nature of taxpayer records, generally the information found in this release is the only information available from the Department of Revenue concerning this matter. Other information may be available through the arresting agency and the local Clerk of Court.