A Garden City man was spared jail time but ordered to pay more than $27,000 in restitution on charges of tax fraud because he failed to remit sales tax receipts earned at his New Hyde Park auto body shop, officials said Monday.

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Gerald Losquadro, 62, the former operator of New Hyde Park Auto Body Works, located at 801 Second Ave., was sentenced Wednesday to a conditional discharge and ordered to pay $27,588 in restitution to the state, according to a new release from the state Department of Taxation and Finance.

Losquadro was charged last year with third-degree grand larceny, first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, and third and fourth-degree criminal tax fraud on allegations that from September 2009 to December 2010 he collected $27,588 in sales tax from his customers, but did not remit it to the state, the release said.