2 charged with felony tax violations for TJ’s Sports Bar and Central Ale House

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Sophea Yay outside the Central Ale House in July of 2015, shortly after its grand opening.
Sophea Yay outside the Central Ale House in July of 2015, shortly after its grand opening.

MANCHESTER, NH – Two people were arrested on several felony tax violation charges related to a Central Street pub that has changed names over the past few years.

Timothy Gage, 48, of Manchester was arrested on two counts of theft by misapplication and 19 counts of felony tax crimes for failing to remit meals and rentals payments to the Department of Revenue as required under RSA chapter 78-A. Gage, who owned and operated TJ’s Sports Bar and Grill, 23, Central St. in Manchester, is alleged to have misapplied $91,041.93 in meals and rentals payments from July 1, 2008 through July 31, 2011.

The information was released Dec. 22 by the NH Attorney General’s office in conjunction with the Manchester Police Department.

Sophea Yay, 33, of Manchester, was arrested on two counts of theft by misapplication and 16 counts of felony tax crimes for failing to remit meals and rentals payments to the Department of Revenue as required under RSA chapter 78-A.

Yay currently operates and manages Central Ale House located at 23 Central St. in Manchester. She is charged with misapplying $37,101.01 in such payments from April 1, 2014 through July 31, 2015. The business is registered to a Matt Gage, according to documents on file with the NH Secretary of State. It was formerly registered as TJ’s Sports Bar and Grille.

The theft crimes are class A felonies punishable by a sentence of up to 7 ½ to 15 years in state prison and up to a $4,000 fine for each offense. The tax evasion charges are Class B Felonies punishable by a sentence of up to 3 ½ to 7 years in state prison and up to a $4,000 fine for each offense.

Gage’s arraignment is scheduled for this morning, December 22, 2015, at the 9th Circuit Court in Manchester, and Yay’s arraignment is scheduled for January 26, 2016, at the 9th Circuit Court.


 

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  • Techno Buddha

    Business owners trying to keep more of their revenues, better throw them in a cage and make an example of them! #TaxIsTheft

  • Better to have them keep operating with close scrutiny, and pay it back with a penalty.