A Genesee Street car dealer on Monday admitted stealing $91,831 in sales tax he collected from car sales that he did not report on his state tax return, the Erie County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Shlaine Freeland, 41, of Galding Avenue, pleaded guilty to second-degree grand larceny before Erie County Judge Sheila A. DiTullio.
The charge is the highest he could have been convicted of had he gone to trial, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Freeland admitted keeping the sales tax proceeds between September 2008 and August 2012 at his used car dealership and repair shop at 779 Genesee St.
He faces a maximum prison sentence of five to 15 years when sentenced July 1.