Hawkins County man indicted for tax evasion and theft

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HAWKINS COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL)- Officials with the Special Investigations Section of the Tennessee Department of Revenue have announced an arrest in a tax evasion and theft case in our region.

According to authorities, 64-year-old Philip Keith Henard was arrested and indicted on four Class E felony counts of sales tax evasion and one Class C felony count of theft of property over $10,000.

Henard was the former manager of Otis Home Center.

In a news release authorities said if convicted, Henard could be “sentenced to a maximum of two years in the state penitentiary and fined up to $3,000 for each count of tax evasion. He could be sentenced to a maximum six years in the state penitentiary and fined up to $10,000 for the theft charge.”

The Department said they were pursuing this criminal case in cooperation with District Attorney Dan  Armstrong’s office. 

Henard’s bond was set at $30,000. 

People who suspect violations of Tennessee’s revenue laws should call the toll-free tax fraud hotline at (800) FRAUDTX (372-8389).

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