SALT LAKE CITY -- A Salt Lake County auto shop owner has been ordered to pay nearly $185,000 for keeping state sales and employee taxes for himself.
Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff says Thursday that 41-year-old Matthew Justin Reid of Sandy was convicted of one felony count of attempted tax evasion and one felony count of attempted unlawful dealing of property by a fiduciary.
Reid owned and operated Star Automotive, Inc., a business in Murray that specializes in spray for bed liners.
Prosecutors say Reid kept state sales taxes paid by his customers and state withholding funds paid by his employees in 2008 and 2009.
Reid also was placed on probation for 72 months and could face up to 10 years in prison if he violates any conditions of his probation.