6/29/16 – 9:07 A.M.
A Lima businessman and former Findlay business owner has been indicted on charges that accuse him of not paying his state taxes. The Lima News reports 70-year-old Tim DeHaven pleaded not guilty to the charges Tuesday. The report says DeHaven doesn’t dispute owing the state money and plans to pay everything he owes.
During the hearing, DeHaven said he is having financial problems. His wife, JoAnn, has been battling cancer in recent years. DeHaven also suffered from major complications following heart surgery and nearly lost his life.
The charges filed against DeHaven include selling without a license, failure to make and file a monthly return by a vendor, grand theft, filing incomplete, false and fraudulent returns, and failing to remit state income taxes withheld from an employee.
A pretrial hearing has been set for July 18.
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