September 24-25, 2011

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Wallkill woman pleads guilty to criminal tax fraud

ALBANY – A Town of Wallkill woman has pled guilty to felony charges for failing to report income she received from her scrap metal company both to the Department of Taxation and Finance and to the Orange County Department of Social Services.

Lynn Bijeaux was the owner of Lynn Bijeaux Transport, LLC, a scrap metal company that she operated from her home at 18 Miller Heights Road in the Town of Wallkill.

According to a felony complaint filed in Wallkill Town Court, Bijeaux received over $20,000 in Medicaid payments by concealing from the Orange County DSS her ownership of the company and the income she derived from it.   The complaint also alleges that she failed to file state personal income tax returns for 2008 and 2009 with a tax liability of over $20,000.

Documents recovered from her home when a search warrant was executed revealed she had received over $374,000 from Orange County DSS.

Bijeaux’s boyfriend, Joseph Antona, with whom she lived, was arrested on four felony charges pertaining to his failure to file state personal income tax returns.

When Bijeaux is sentenced in November, she faces up to three years in state prison.  Antona also faces up to three years in prison if convicted.


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