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Ex-Tax Chief Gets Prison Term


Last updated 5/7/2018 at 2:49pm

Annette Raines, the county’s former tax administrator, was sentenced in court to five and 15 months in prison Thursday after pleading guilty to embezzling up to $93,000 from the Transylvania County Rescue Squad between 2009 to 2016.

Judge Mark Powell sentenced Raines, who will be eligible for parole after five months.

During the time the money was embezzled, Raines was the rescue squad’s treasurer.

In court Thursday, Assistant District Attorney Beth Dierauf said the rescue squad believes the extent of fraud could be greater than what the audit, the indictment and what the State Burea...

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