A Myers Park art gallery owner was arrested this week on tax charges filed by the N.C. Department of Revenue, the agency said.
Elizabeth Allison Sprock, 52, of Charlotte, was charged on three counts of willful failure to file return, supply information or pay tax.
Sprock was required to file 2012, 2013 and 2014 North Carolina individual income tax returns, but willfully failed to file the returns, arrest warrants in the case allege.
Sprock is the owner of Allison Sprock Fine Art, located in Myers Park, the agency said. Over the years, the gallery has been the site of charitable events, book signings and other social events.
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Anthony Scheer, Sprock’s attorney, said the “misdemeanor charges are brand new” and he would “have more to say about the situation when we have more information.”
Sprock made an appearance before a Mecklenburg County magistrate and was released on a written promise to appear. Her first appearance was scheduled for June 13 in Wake County District Court in Raleigh, the agency said.
The charges resulted from an investigation by an agent in the revenue department’s criminal investigations section, the agency said.