Tax charges for Fairfax City restaurateur
The owner of a Fairfax City restaurant has been charged with embezzlement for allegedly failing to pay meals tax collections totaling almost $26,000, police said.
Police said that Cindi Azzouz, 35, owner of Pizzarama, failed to pay meals taxes collected at the restaurant over five six-month periods from December 2006 to June 2010.
Reports of meals taxes collected are required to be submitted along with the funds to the city on a monthly basis.
Azzouz has been charged with five felony counts of embezzlement.
When the restaurant was searched Nov. 5, $4,000 in cash was seized, according to police.
Azzouz was arrested Dec. 17 and subsequently released on $20,000 bond.
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