Rogers woman sen­tenced, or­dered to pay $76,829

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST ARKANSAS - STAFF RE­PORT

FAYET­TEVILLE — A Rogers woman was sen­tenced Wed­nes­day to pro­ba­tion and or­dered to pay resti­tu­tion for fail­ing to pay taxes.

Lisa Van Gen­deren, 53, was sen­tenced in U.S. Dis­trict Court to three years of pro­ba­tion on one count of will­ful fail­ure to col­lect or pay tax. Van Gen­deren pleaded guilty in March. As a part of the sen­tence, she was or­dered to pay $76,829 in resti­tu­tion.

Van Gen­deren was the chief fi­nan­cial of­fi­cer of Pe­dross USA, a floor­ing busi­ness in Rogers. She was re­spon­si­ble for han­dling the busi­ness em­ploy­ment taxes by fil­ing forms and pay­ing all em­ploy­ment taxes owed, in­clud­ing trust fund taxes. Van Gen­deren in­ten­tion­ally failed to file the forms and pay the taxes for the tax quar­ter end­ing Dec. 31, 2012.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion was done by IRS Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tion Di­vi­sion.

As­sis­tant U.S. At­tor­ney Kim Har­ris pros­e­cuted the case. U.S. Dis­trict Judge Tim Brooks presided over the sen­tenc­ing hear­ing.

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