Hilton man sentenced for cheating on taxes again

Posted at: 09/27/2013 11:53 AM
Updated at: 09/27/2013 11:56 AM

A Hilton man was sentenced to one year in jail for stealing more than $18,000 in sales tax while on probation for stealing $59,000 in sales tax.

In 2011, James Inzinga, 57, of Hilton, pleaded guilty to a 32 count indictment. The indictment accused Inzinga of a variety of charges including grand larceny, for stealing $59,000 in sales tax from December 1, 2004 to February 28, 2006. He collected money from customers of Cristo Collision, a car repair shop in Rochester, but failed to remit them to the state as required by law. He was sentenced to 15 weekends in jail and five years probation.

During his very first year of probation, investigators discovered that Inzinga continued to steal from his customers and the state. They found he collected more than $18,000 in sales tax from customers at the same repair shop. Inzinga's probation was revoked and he pleaded guilty to violating his probation. He was sentenced to one year in Monroe County Jail.