Two more Larchmont retail businesses are in trouble, but not for the reason you probably think.
The Westchester District Attorney’s Office says Denise and Christopher MacDonald, who own the Twinkle Toes childrens stores in Larchmont and Rye, and CWM Horticultural Services, a landscaping company in Larchmont, failed to pay their personal and corporate sales taxes for the last 11 years.
The couple, who live in Larchmont were arraigned Thursday on charges of second-degree grand larceny and two counts of repeated failure to file personal tax returns. Denise MacDonald also was arraigned with one count of third-degree grand Larceny and repeated failure to file corporate tax returns.
You may recall the 2008 incident involving the same couple, (scroll down after clicking) arrested for taking a Liz Feld for State Senate sign from the ground.
District Attorney’s office and the state Department of Taxation and Finance conducted a 12 month investigation before filing charges..
Christopher MacDonald 53, and Denise MacDonald, 47, also own Wish Home Styles, a home furnishings store with a sales location in Rye.
Prosecutors say the couple owes more than $500,000 in unpaid state sales tax and unpaid personal income tax. They are accused of keeping sales tax from 1998 to 2009 and not filing an income tax form since 2004.
Bail was set at $10,000 cash for Denise MacDonald and $5,000 cash for Christopher MacDonald, and bail was apparently met. Their next court appearance is scheduled on Sept. 28. They face up to fifteen years in state prison.
Chris served as Volunteer Fire Chief in Larchmont. Denise has been President of the Larchmont Chamber of Commerce.
Press release from Westchester DA’s Office