The Flagler County Sheriff’s Place of work is asking Flagler Tax Company of Bunnell purchasers who imagine they have been a target of a crime to get in touch with deputies as they examine “a significant organized plan to defraud shoppers,” according to a push release.

The sheriff’s business office is investigating Robert “Bob” Newsholme, owner of the business located 608 E. Moody Blvd., on allegations which includes grand theft, structured scheme to defraud, and embezzlement, the launch said. 

The total lacking funds in the recent instances below investigation add up to $189,871, in accordance to the release.

Newsholme, 66, shot himself in the abdomen on Aug. 24, which may well have been a achievable tried suicide and was investigated by the sheriff’s business office, the release stated.

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Newsholme is not a certified general public accountant as most of his consumers thought, and he has a felony record heading back to the late 1970s in New York on fees of grand larceny petit larceny issuing bad checks with awareness forgery and plan to defraud, in accordance to the release. The most current charge was the defraud charge in 2004, the launch said.