ELKHART COUNTY -- Police searched two Elkhart County business locations and a home Thursday as a part of an investigation into possible tax offenses, according to a press release by the Indiana Attorney General.
VIM Recycling Inc of Elkhart and KC Industries of Goshen were investigated under the search warrant. In addition to the businesses, the home of the wood-recycling business owner, Kenneth Will was also searched.
Approximately 10 investigators took part in the warrant search, along with eight Indiana State Police troopers. They removed records from the home and two business locations.
Search warrants for the locations were issued by judges in Marion County Superior Court 4 and in Elkhart County Superior Court 4 and unsealed Thursday. The Indiana Attorney General’s Office has limited tax prosecution jurisdiction. No charges have been filed.
"The Indiana Attorney General's Office will be thorough and conscientious in determining whether tax offenses occurred. Every dollar of revenue the State of Indiana loses to tax evasion is a dollar that a law-abiding taxpayer elsewhere ends up paying,” said Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller. “If we determine that violations occurred, then we will be diligent and fair in ensuring that justice is served.”
Under Indiana law, failure to pay income tax or sales tax can be a felony offense, as can failure to keep tax records and failure to permit examination of tax records.