Aiken store manager arrested, charged with tax evasion

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Aiken, S.c. (WJBF) – An Aiken convenience store manager accused of not paying nearly $65,000 in taxes.

The South Carolina Department of revenue arrested Hemang D. Bhavasar, 36, of Aiken.

Arrest warrants show he is accused of attempted sales tax evasion, on 3 counts, at the Huntsman and Price Shell convenience stores.

Investigators believe he only reported about $1.8 million in sales, when he actually brought in nearly $2.6 million.

As a result, he allegedly avoided $65,603 in due Sales Tax in South Carolina.

Bhavsar is currently being held at the Aiken County Detention Center.

If convicted, he could face up to $10,000 in fines and up to 10 years in prison, per charge.

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