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Federal authorities have arrested four people, accusing them of being involved in an income tax fraud ring after agents raided several Nashville-area tax preparation businesses. The U.S. attorney's office in Nashville says authorities seized more than $1 million in cash in the April 15 raids. Officials say the fraudulent tax returns filed in January and February sought millions of dollars in refunds. According to officials, the scheme involved tax returns with an array of false information, including bogus wages and false dependents.
The Crossville City Council will hold a Special Called Meeting at 5 p.m. at City Hall. Agenda items include revisions to the beer code, signage for alcoholic beverage establishments and matters pertaining to retail liquor stores. The Cumberland County Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting tonight. Items on the County Commissionís Agenda include a resolution to create a Codes Enforcement Department to perform commercial and residential building inspections. The County Commission will meet at 6 tonight in the large courtroom of the Cumberland County Courthouse on Main Street in Crossville.
Stephanie Cole is scheduled to appear in court today. The former Cumberland County Special Ed teacher missed her court date earlier this year after she was reportedly taken to the hospital and put in intensive care for a drug overdose. Cole is charged with first-degree murder in the June 2014 shooting death of her ex-boyfriend, 31-year-old Louis Michael Tammaro II. Cole, 36, has pleaded not guilty and her next court appearance has been scheduled for April 20.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting a Driverís License Roadside Safety Checkpoint in Cumberland County on Highway 70 on Saturday April 18th at 12 pm. Troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who violate the driver license laws of Tennessee.
A resident of Regency Parkway reported the theft of several thousand dollars in items from their home. The victim told police that sometime Wednesday evening thieves entered their home while they were away. Taken in the burglary was 2 handguns, a flat screen TV, a laptop computer, as well as jewelry and cash. Value of the items was listed at over $10,000.