Sumter Co. Man Accused of Filing Over $57K in Fraudulent Tax Deductions



SUMTER COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) – According to officials with the South Carolina Department of Revenue a Sumter County man is behind bars and faces up to five years in prison for filing fraudulent individual income tax returns.

Between 2012 and 2014, Robert Morrell is accused of reporting a total of $57,082 in fraudulent deductions.

Authorities say Morrell also submitted fraudulent W-4 forms to his employer claiming to be exempt from South Carolina income tax and had little to no income tax withheld from his paycheck by his employer.

Morrell is currently being held at the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Facility pending a bond hearing.

If convicted, Morrell also faces fines up to $10,000.

Connect with the writer on Twitter and Facebook.

Download the ABC Columbia app for iPhone or Android.

Categories: Local News, Sumter