The owner of an automotive glass repair and replacement shop in Snohomish County, Wash., has pled guilty to filing false business tax returns and stealing thousands of dollars in sales tax, according to a statement by the Washington Attorney General.
Andrew V. Onufreychuk pled guilty to first degree theft and agreed to pay $142,000 in taxes owed the state from two of his businesses.
Onufreychuk and his wife jointly own Andrews Auto Glass Inc., which has locations in Everett and Seattle, Wash.
“The State Revenue Department discovered the company had more than $128,000 in unpaid sales taxes. Initially his wife was also accused, but charges against Vita A. Onufreychuk were dropped as part of the proceedings. She submitted an affidavit that detailed her lack of participation in the business and lack of knowledge about the tax fraud,” according to the statement.
Another businesses Onufreychuk owned, Andrews Auto Group Inc., also had a “history of unpaid tax warrants,” according to the attorney general. The $13,000 owed by that company was folded into the plea agreement.