Business Owner Accused of Sales Tax Fraud

By Conor Mooney

November 8, 2012 Updated Nov 8, 2012 at 7:19 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) A local business owner is accused of sales tax fraud worth over $90,000.

New York State Department of Taxation and Finance Commissioner Thomas H. Mattox announces the arrest of Chris DeProspo, 46, the owner of Amish Woodworks Inc. in Vestal.

An investigation concluded that DeProspo collected but failed to remit to New York State more than $90,000 in sales taxes from September 2006 through August 2009.

He also filed returns that under reported the amount of sales tax he collected.

DeProspo faces 10 felony charges, including Grand Larceny, criminal tax fraud and eight counts of offering a false instrument for filing.

If convicted, DeProspo faces a minimum of five to ten years in prison.