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Caruthersville man accused of stealing over $400K from business

Dwight Hank Clayton Jr. (Source: Pemiscot County Jail) Dwight Hank Clayton Jr. (Source: Pemiscot County Jail)

CARUTHERSVILLE, MO (KAIT) – A southeast Missouri man is accused of taking hundreds of thousands of dollars he was supposed to be sending the IRS on behalf of a business.

According to a news release from the Caruthersville Police Department, Dwight Hank Clayton Jr., 32, of Caruthersville was arrested on Nov. 1 for felony theft.

Owners of CMV In Home Health Assistance Inc. contacted police on Oct. 28 about dealing with Clayton. An investigator was told by the owners they had a verbal agreement with Clayton in June 2012 to deposit employee payroll taxes into a bank account and to pay quarterly taxes to the Internal Revenue Office. Clayton is an employee of Landrum Tax Services of Caruthersville, according to police.

The owner told police payments were given to Clayton on the 10th and 25th of each month, but none had been paid. On Oct. 23 one of the owners was contacted by the IRS for unpaid taxes.

During the investigation, police said Clayton did pay over $65,000 in payroll taxes to the IRS, leaving an unpaid balance of $426,000 which he is accused of stealing.

Clayton is in the Pemiscot County Jail awaiting his first court appearance Monday.

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