CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An Elkins business owner has been sentenced to six months in prison for tax fraud.

Rocky Tingler, 54, pleaded guilty in July 2019 to a count each of false statement on personal tax return and failure to pay over employment taxes.

He admitted to understating sales receipts by more than $988,000 and collecting $790 in federal income tax from his employees. Tingler’s criminal tax loss is between $250,000 and $550,000.

Tingler agreed to repay his tax liability to the IRS.