CAMDEN, NJ — The owner of To & Fro Transportation based in Camden admitted Thursday via videoconference to filing false tax returns, thus failing to report all of his income, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.
The business, solely owned by Rodney Bush-Rowland, 41, of Camden, provides medical transportation services. According to its website, the company offers transpiration across Warren, Hunterdon, and Camden Counties.
Bus-Rowland has been charged with one count of making and subscribing a false income tax return.
“Bush-Rowland admitted that during 2014 and 2015, he used a commercial check cashier to negotiate over $2.7 million of To & Fro’s revenue checks,” according to a statement by Carpentino. “He admitted that he failed to include a large portion of the cashed checks on To & Fro’s corporate income tax returns.”
In his admission, Bush-Rowland reportedly also said he “substantially underreported” the business’ income on his own individual income tax returns — causing a tax loss of over $25,000.
On Thursday, he also said he failed to pay employment taxes to the IRS. In 2014, 2015 and 2016, “Bush-Rowland filed quarterly employment tax returns that falsely reported that To & Fro paid all of the employment taxes due and owing for its employees.”
According to the authorities, he did not pay over $147,000 to To & Fro’s employment taxes in between the aforementioned three years.
Bush-Rowland now faces up to three years in jail and a $250,000 fine. His sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 16 of this year.