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2 N.H. Bar Owners Facing Tax Evasion Charges

Timothy Gage and Sophea Yay failed to remit meals and rental payments, according to the attorney general

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    2 N.H. Bar Owners Facing Tax Evasion Charges
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    Two New Hampshire bar owners are facing felony charges for failing to submit meals and rental payments to the Department of Revenue, according to the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office.

    Timothy Gage, 48, of Manchester, is charged with two counts of theft by misapplication and 19 counts of felony tax crimes for failing to submit meals and rental payments. Gage owned and operated TJ's Sports Bar and Grill on Central Street in Manchester. He is charged with misapplying $91,042 in meals and rental payments from July 1, 2008, through July 31, 2011.

    Sophea Yay, 33, of Manchester, is charged with two counts of theft by misapplication and 16 counts of felony tax crimes for failing to remit meals and rental payments. Yay operates and manages Central Ale House on Central Street in Manchester. She is charged with misapplying $37,101 in payments from April 1, 2014, through July 31, 2015.

    The theft charges are punishable by up to 15 years in state prison and a $4,000 fine for each offense. The tax evasion charges are punishable by up to 7 years in state prison and a $4,000 fine per offense.

    Gage was scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday in Manchester District Court. Yay is scheduled to be arraigned on Jan. 26, 2016.

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