N. Mich. theater owner admits she cheated on taxes
A woman admits she failed to pay nearly $1 million in taxes off income from a string of northern Michigan movie theaters.
Records filed Tuesday in Grand Rapids federal court show Elaine Dawson of Bellaire plans to plead guilty to tax evasion. In her plea agreement, she says she reported only a portion of her income from ticket sales, popcorn, soda and gift cards, from 2004 through 2010.
Dawson is charged with tax evasion for only one year, but she's on the hook for many more.
The theaters are the Bellaire Theater in Bellaire, Petoskey Cinema in Petoskey, Gaylord Cinema in Gaylord, Courtyard Cinemas in Mackinaw City and Kingston Cinema in Cheboygan.