Investigators consider Robert Newsholme may be liable for $189,871 of lacking money in at minimum 12 circumstances.

BUNNELL, Fla. — Numerous local and federal organizations are investigating fraud accusations versus a Bunnell tax support.

Authorities commenced investigating Flagler Tax Service on Moody Boulevard on Aug. 25 just after many persons identified as the Flagler County Sheriff’s Place of work saying they experienced been defrauded by Robert ‘Bob’ Newsholme, the FCSO said.

Newsholme, 66, has a extended legal history courting back again to the 1970s in New York Town that consists of Grand Larceny, Petit Larceny, Issuing Negative Checks with Awareness, Forgery, and Scheme to Defraud, with the most recent demand for Defraud in 2004. Newsom is not a Certified Community Accountant (CPA).

On Sep. 3, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Workplace, IRS and Volusia County Sheriff’s Office environment carried out a lookup warrant at Flagler Tax Assistance, according to the FCSO. Authorities seized various pcs, data files and other evidence that may well drop light on a likely big-scale scheme to defraud consumers, the sheriff’s workplace said.

Investigators believe Newsholme may be responsible for $189,871 of missing cash in at least 12 situations. Some of the fees alleged against Newsholme are Grand Theft, Arranged Plan to Defraud, and Embezzlement. 

“At this time, we have no sign that any other Flagler Tax Company personnel took section in or experienced expertise of any illegal activity,” Sheriff Rick Staly reported. “Thousands of files and forensic product are getting analyzed as the investigation continues. It’s unlucky that anyone who was dependable in the group would consider advantage of so numerous men and women that reliable him. Our investigators will not rest until eventually the victims are recognized and the suspect is held accountable for his actions.”