Man indicted on felony forgery and tax evasion charges for yacht in Gallatin

Posted at 4:23 PM, Apr 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-09 17:24:26-04

GALLATIN, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Gallatin man was indicted on felony charges of forgery and tax evasion after revenue special agents say he lied about taxes for a yacht.

Timothy Crews was indicted April 5, on two Class E felony counts of forgery and one Class E felony count of tax evasion.

According to the indictments, Crews gave the Sumner County Clerk's Office fraudulent documents when he registered a 1979 Pacemaker yacht, which reduced the amount of taxes he owed.

“The Department of Revenue promotes voluntary taxpayer compliance by educating taxpayers, aggressively pursuing criminal sanctions and demanding accountability when taxpayers engage in fraudulent activity," Revenue Commissioner David Gerregano said in a press release. "This indictment underscores the Department's ongoing efforts to enforce Tennessee's tax laws."

If convicted, Crews could be sentenced to a maximum of two years in the state penitentiary and fined up to $3,000 for each Class E felony.