FREEHOLD – A Middlesex County guy with an Englishtown-dependent accounting company is billed with thieving about $385,000 in tax payments from a wholesale distributor now dependent in South Carolina, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

William A. Berry, of South Plainfield, was arrested and billed Tuesday with second diploma Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition. Berry was arrested with help from the Englishtown Police Department subsequent a 10-thirty day period investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Workplace.
If convicted, Berry faces up to 10 many years in a New Jersey state prison.

Berry, who will be 49 many years previous up coming 7 days, is the operator of William Berry & Associates, an accounting and tax planning small business in Englishtown. The investigation found Berry stole resources in the mixture volume of $385,000 for his own use from the victims amongst March 2017 and July 2019. The investigation discovered Berry acquired resources from the victims’ personal and organization banking accounts for the needs of remitting federal and condition quarterly taxes on behalf of the victims. In flip, Berry unsuccessful to remit tax payments to the good tax amassing authorities.

The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Business office was contacted in December 2019 by a civil legal professional for victims, the entrepreneurs of a multi-million-dollar wholesaler distribution business that specializes in holiday décor currently centered in Charleston, South Carolina.

The victims, former New Jersey people, had been subsequently contacted by regulation enforcement and reported choosing Berry to file and remit corporate taxes for their enterprise right after their previous accountant retired. The victims claimed acquiring former organization dealings with Berry at his Englishtown-dependent follow. The investigation discovered Berry corresponded with the victims to suggest them of the amounts to be remitted to the federal and condition tax collection authorities on a quarterly foundation. The victims sent cash involving March 2017 by means of July 2019 at the way of Berry, from their Financial institution of America accounts to a Wells Fargo bank account held in the title of William Berry and Associates. The victims received subsequent notifications from the State of South Carolina and the Inner Profits Services for failure to file and remit taxes for the yrs 2017 and 2018.
The situation is getting prosecuted by Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Kristen Anastos.

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