That’s How They Got Capone!

Late last year Paula Hendricks was arrested and charged with embezzling nearly $800,000 from F.W. Tool and Die Works Inc. In her tenure as office manger she fudged the books for several years to hide her thievery. As if she wasn’t in enough trouble the South Carolina Department of Revenue is hitting her with additional charges that can land her in jail for up to 40 additional years.

They’re Caponing her!

BELTON — Paula K. Hendricks, a Belton resident, was arrested Friday on felony income tax charges.

South Carolina Department of Revenue investigators charged Hendricks with eight counts of income tax evasion for 2002-2009.

From 2002 through 2010, Hendricks was a bookkeeper for a local manufacturer. Through a joint investigation by investigators with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Revenue, Hendricks was accused of stealing more than $800,000 from her employer, according to the state Department of Revenue.

The investigation showed Hendricks failed to report the proceeds from the theft as income on her state tax returns.

Hendricks altered her employer’s financial records to conceal the illicit payments. She is also accused of altering W-2 forms that reduced her legitimate income earned in 2008 and 2009 in attempts to further lower her tax liability.

During the period of investigation, Hendricks is accused of failing to report more than $810,000 of income. As a result, she has an outstanding tax liability of approximately $57,939.

Ha! Death and taxes Paula. Have fun in prison.



5 Responses to “That’s How They Got Capone!”

  1. Brian Baker on May 23rd, 2011 11:21 pm

    Hi, love the Dragnet website! Good work.

    Not to be a nitpicky grammar freak here, but as a writer, I’m sure you’d want to know…

    Instead of “embellishing”, don’t you mean “embezzling” in this context?

    Thanks for a great blog!


  2. Rob Taylor on May 23rd, 2011 11:48 pm

    F’n Spellcheck. I should start proofreading – thanks.

  3. DodiaFae on May 25th, 2011 11:44 am

    Sooo… this woman could be facing 40 years for stealing money, but what do child rapists get?

    That right there is a huge problem with our society. There is so much more emphasis placed on the value of money than the value of our children… or even life in general (as was clearly demonstrated by the fact that Carmen Jenkins, featured in the piece above this one, managed to get out on bond after the crimes she committed.)

    It’s sickening. And disheartening.

  4. Rob Taylor on May 25th, 2011 4:14 pm

    Agreed. People should want child molesters to serve as much as this woman.

  5. DodiaFae on May 28th, 2011 1:22 am


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