Endwell Man Admits Sales Tax Fraud
A man who had owned a Vestal business has admitted he defrauded the state out of $107,099 in sales taxes.
Authorities say 47-year-old Christopher DeProspo, who had lived in Endwell, has pleaded guilty in Broome County Court to felony grand larceny.
According to the Department of Taxation and Finance, DeProspo operated Amish Woodworks on Vestal Road.
Officials say DeProspo failed to turn over more than $93,000 in sales tax he collected from customers over a three-year period. They say he also failed to collect nearly $14,000 in sales tax that was due on items the business sold.
DeProspo was arrested last October. He is scheduled to be sentenced December 20.