Skip to main content
Press Release

Willoughby Hills woman faces tax charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Ohio

An information was filed harging Thronda Deloach, 39, of Willoughby Hills, with three counts of making a false tax teturn and two counts of failure to file income tax return, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

The information charges that between 2007 and 2011, Thronda Deloach operated two daycare centers and used money belonging to the daycares to fund her lavish lifestyle without reporting it as income.  In total, Deloach misappropriated approximately $1.3 million from the daycares for her own use and did not report any of this money as income on her 2007, 2008, or 2009 individual tax returns. Deloach did not file any individual tax returns for 2010 or 2011, even though her income exceeded the threshold of income requiring an individual to file a tax return. Had she reported this income, she would have owed the Internal Revenue Service an additional $395,556.00 in personal income taxes.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to the case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense, and the characteristics of the violation.  In all cases the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.       

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Adam Hollingsworth after an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service -- Criminal Investigation.

An information is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Updated February 4, 2016