MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The former treasurer of the Minnesota State Fire Department Association has been charged with eight counts of tax fraud.

According to the Minnesota Department of Revenue, the Washington County Attorney’s Office charged Anthony William Bronk with four counts of failing to pay income tax, four counts of filing a false tax return, five counts of theft by swindle and one count of offering forged checks.

According to the criminal complaint, Bronk was swindling money from the MSFDA for personal use from 2011 to 2014.

Bronk failed to pay tax on all of his income, include the extra money that he allegedly stole, during that same time period.

The complaint also states that Bronk knowingly filed false tax returns for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Bronk owes more than $15,000 in income tax, penalties and interest.

If found guilty, he could face a maximum of five years in prison, a $10,000 fine or both for each of the counts.

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