Myrtle Beach man arrested for income tax charge

Investigators from the South Carolina Department of Revenue arrested Jamon Gerard Canty of Myrtle Beach Thursday for one count of Assisting in the Preparation of a False Tax Return.

In 2012, Canty provided to a tax preparer a fraudulent W2 form stating he had earned $15,589 in wages and $701 in state taxes withheld; Canty did not work for the employer listed on the W2 form.

As a result, Canty submitted a fraudulent individual income tax return and requested a state tax refund of $701.

If convicted of the felony charge, Jamon Gerard Canty could face up to $500 in fines and/or up to 5 years in prison.

As the investigation is ongoing, more arrests are expected.