Flagler Tax Company, a area enterprise based mostly out of Bunnell, is presently below investigation by the Flagler County Sheriff’s Business for allegations together with fraud, theft, and embezzlement. A lookup warrant was executed on September 3rd of the business enterprise by the FCSO, alongside with the Inside Profits Assistance (IRS) and Volusia County Sheriff’s Workplace (VCSO).
The investigation commenced on August 25th, when several folks contacted the FCSO to report that they’d been defrauded by Flagler Tax Service’s proprietor, Bob Newsholme.
Newsholme, 66, manufactured headlines on August 24th, following capturing himself in the chest with a .380 caliber pistol and not telling any one for 10 hours afterward. He did endure what has been classified as an attempted suicide. Newsholme does have a felony record prior to these allegations relationship back again to the 1970’s in New York: Grand Larceny, Petit Larceny, Issuing Poor Checks with Know-how, Forgery, and Plan to Defraud. His most modern prison charge, and arrest, was in 2004, for Grand Larceny and Scheme to Defraud. In excess of a dozen counts are staying investigated by the FCSO at this time.
The missing funds tied into the circumstance the FCSO is investigating whole $189,871, according to the Sheriff’s Office’s statement. A lot of of Flagler Tax Service’s consumers also believed Newsholme is a licensed public accountant, which he in actuality is not.
“At this time, we have no indicator that any other Flagler Tax Company workers took element in or experienced information of any unlawful action,” said Sheriff Rick Staly. “Thousands of files and forensic product are remaining analyzed as the investigation continues. It is regrettable that another person who was dependable in the neighborhood would take advantage of so lots of individuals that trustworthy him. Our investigators will not rest until finally the victims are determined and the suspect is held accountable for his steps.”
The Sheriff’s Workplace also involved in their statement the next notice to these who have performed business enterprise with Flagler Tax Assistance:
“FCSO is asking the group – any human being or enterprise whose taxes have been well prepared by Flagler Tax Support and has gained a detect from the IRS of late filings – or any person who thinks they may perhaps be a victim to remember to get in touch with the FCSO to make a official report at 386-313-4911.
“There are presently 12 active conditions currently being investigated for fraud versus Newsholme that FCSO is investigating. If you really feel you may possibly be a target, please contact the FCSO by contacting 386-313-4911 to file a report. Upon submitting a report with FCSO, victims require to get hold of the IRS with their situation amount at 800- 829-1040 (Men and women) or 800-829-4933 (Firms). We also urge inhabitants who may well not be recognised victims of fraud but could have experienced their tax facts seized during the investigation of Flagler Tax Expert services to call the IRS.”