If you pay your taxes on time you expect others to do the same. But department director for a college that receives tax money didn't pay his fair share for more than one year.
Monday Fact Finders found a 2010 Jeep Wrangler in the parking lot of the Metropolitan Community College South Omaha campus that had in transits on front and back windows.
The in transits showed the deadline for registration at 8-15-2012, time enough to pay taxes and fees to plate the vehicle. However Fact Finders ran the Vin number to find the Jeep had been purchased in June 2011. That means about $3,000 in sales tax,vehicle taxes and fees had not been paid for more than one year.
Fact Finders sent a photo of the in transits to the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles director and investigator. They say it appears the in transit was a photocopy with altered date and no owner's name.
One day after Fact Finders started investigating the vehicle owner licensed the vehicle and paid about $3,000 in sales, vehicle taxes, registration fees and $100 interest and penalty. Metro officials said the college became aware of the situation Friday and turned it over to the State Revenue Department. Revenue gave the Jeep owner a choice, pay up for face prosecution. The owner paid and will not be charged so Fact Finders won't name him.
He is a department director at metro earning about $65,000 a year.