Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone
Photo courtesy of the Nassau County district attorney’s office
Photo courtesy of the Nassau County district attorney’s office
Joseph Caraccia confessed to duping the state out of $335,000 in taxes, authorities said.

A Whitestone man has confessed to duping the state out of $335,000 in taxes, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said.

Joseph Caraccia, 65, who owns two Great Neck auto body repair shops, pleaded guilty last week to larceny charges for collecting but failing to remit taxes between 2009 and 2012, the district attorney’s office said.

He awaits sentencing on May 22. Rice said Caraccia will be forced to pay off $335,000 in restitution to the state’s Department of Taxation and Finance (NYSDTF).

“When a company or an individual fails to remit taxes, it’s a crime against all New Yorkers,” Rice said.

The two shops are located at 275 East Shore Rd. and 300 East Shore Rd.

An unknown person tipped off the district attorney’s office, Rice said. The NYSDTF’s Nassau Criminal Investigations Division then found the tax discrepancies.

“By pocketing this money, Mr. Caraccia took funding away from services that any resident of Long Island or beyond could rely upon,” Rice said.

 

RECOMMENDED STORIES

Comments:

Join The Discussion



Related Stories
Check out these open houses for beautiful homes in Whitestone and Douglaston this weekend
Check out these open houses for beautiful homes in Whitestone and Douglaston this weekend
Must-see homes are ready to show in Douglaston, Whitestone & Nassau County
Must-see homes are ready to show in Douglaston, Whitestone & Nassau County
Popular Stories
Photos courtesy of NYPD
UPDATE: Two missing Bayside girls have returned home safely, police say
Photo via Facebook/HarleenKaurGrewal
25-year-old Astoria woman burned to death in flaming car after crash in Brooklyn
Photo courtesy of F&T Group and SCG America
Cinema multiplex with high-tech sensory '4-D' theater coming to Flushing in 2018


Skip to toolbar