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Zephyrhills restaurateur accused of keeping sales tax

ZEPHYRHILLS — The owner of Flaco's Cafe on Gall Boulevard failed to pay more than $67,000 in state sales taxes collected from customers, authorities say.

Felix Borges, 47, was arrested Saturday and charged with theft of state funds. He was released from the Pasco County jail after posting $5,000 bail.

According to a press release from the Florida Department of Revenue, Borges "routinely collected tax from customers at his business. However, during various periods beginning in 2008 and lasting through periods in 2010, he failed to send into the state all the sales tax he collected from his customers."

If convicted, Borges faces up to 15 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines, plus tax, interest, penalty and investigative costs.

Zephyrhills restaurateur accused of keeping sales tax 07/11/11 [Last modified: Monday, July 11, 2011 4:23pm]
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