State: Deer Park auto shop owner arrested after failing to pay more than $180,000 in sales tax

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A Deer Park auto shop owner faces a grand larceny charge after failing to pay more than $180,000 in state sales tax, officials said.

Dean Marchese, 52, principal owner of Deer Park Auto Body Corp., formerly Deer Park Collision Inc., was arrested Tuesday and charged with one count of fourth-degree grand larceny, the state Department of Taxation and Finance said Thursday in a news release.

Marchese, of 136 Barnman St., West Babylon, is accused of underreporting $2.1 million of auto shop sales from 2009 through 2012, officials said. As a result, he owes the state $182,888 in sales tax, officials said.

He was released on his own recognizance and is scheduled for arraignment June 17 in First District Court in Suffolk County.

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His attorney, Joseph Milano in Jericho, said it would be inappropriate to discuss the case at this time.

With Ellen Yan

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