ALFRED, Maine—An Old Orchard Beach innkeeper is going to jail for four months for failing to pay over sales tax money to the state that he was collecting from customers.
Maine Attorney General William Schneider said 54-year-old Dennis Caris was convicted of four counts of felony theft by misapplication of sales tax and failure to truthfully collect, account and pay over sales tax.
York County Superior Court Justice William Brodrick sentenced Caris to two years in jail, with all but four months suspended, and ordered him to pay back $35,860 to the state.
Caris ran The Caris Landings, a family owned inn and motel.
Schneider said Caris failed to pass on sales taxes to the state between 2007 and 2009, as well as this past summer.