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Johnson County retailer found guilty of theft of sales tax

Release Date: Jan 31, 2020

OLATHE – (January 31, 2020) – A Johnson County retailer has been found guilty of theft of sales tax, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

David K. Miller, 45, of Olathe, pleaded no contest this week in Johnson County District Court to theft valuing greater than $1,000 but less than $25,000. The case stemmed from an investigation by the Office of Special Investigations of the Kansas Department of Revenue, which revealed that Miller, as the sole owner of Something Different Media Group, between June 2014 and August 2015 collected $21,286.46 in sales tax from customers in Johnson County and used those funds to pay for business and personal expenses instead of remitting the tax to the Department of Revenue. As a part of the plea, Miller agreed to pay $24,427.59 in restitution to the Kansas Department of Revenue and a $5,000 fine.

This is the 20th conviction resulting from an agreement announced in March 2018 between the Office of the Attorney General and the Department of Revenue. Under the agreement, the attorney general’s office, in cooperation with local prosecutors, assumed responsibility for the prosecution of cases of tax fraud and related crimes investigated by the Department of Revenue in efforts to strengthen the state’s enforcement efforts for these types of crimes.

Pro Tem Judge Stephen Tatum took the plea and scheduled sentencing before Chief Judge Thomas Kelly Ryan for March 26 at 9 a.m.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Jon Noble of Schmidt’s office.    

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