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Rock Hill tax preparer arrested on DUI, fraud charges

A Rock Hill tax preparer was arrested on fraud charges just days after being accused of driving under the influence.

The Highway Patrol arrested Michael Christopher Rockholt, 40, on his third DUI charge this weekend, according to booking information from the York County Detention Center and a State Law Enforcement Division criminal background check.

Then on Tuesday, warrants were served in connection with a September report that Rockholt failed to properly file taxes for one of his clients.

On Sept. 9, a Rock Hill man told police he hired Rockholt to file his taxes in 2012, a police report states. The victim stated that he gave Rockholt two checks for a total amount of $3,000 but his taxes were not filed. The IRS contacted the victim and told him he owed over $14,000, the report states.

Rockholt was charged with two counts of breach of trust with fraudulent intent and one count of fraudulent check of more than $1,000. He is held at the York County Detention Center on a $41,022 bond.

In March, Rockholt was arrested during a traffic stop after officers found a loaded pistol under the driver’s seat of his car. His concealed weapons permit had been revolked in January.

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