Greensboro man arrested on felony tax charge

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RALEIGH, N.C. — A Greensboro man was arrested Wednesday on a felony tax charge filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Jerry L. Johnson, 33, of 2800 Pinecroft Road, was charged with one count of obtaining property by false pretenses of $100,000 or more.

An arrest warrant alleges that Johnson knowingly submitted two personal checks and 65 on-line filing and payment transactions showing payments of $645,638.71, in an attempt to obtain $115,283.25 in refunds from the state of North Carolina.

Officials said one of those payments actually occurred due to the fact the bank accounts used were invalid, had insufficient funds, were frozen or previously closed.

Johnson appeared before a Guilford County magistrate and was placed under a $100,000 secured bond.

He has court planned for May 17 in Wake County District Court in Raleigh.

The charges against Johnson resulted from an investigation by the Department’s Criminal Investigations Section.