Covington auto repairman indicted for tax evasion and theft

David Whaley

COVINGTON, Tenn. — Tennessee Department of Revenue investigators say an auto repair and towing company owner has been indicted on charges he failed to remit collected sales tax and falsified vehicle registrations.

The agency announced Wednesday that the Tipton County grand jury indicted 38-year-old David Aaron Whaley, owner of Whaley’s Auto Repair and Towing, on a 98 count indictment earlier this week.

Charges include 63 counts of failure to remit collected sales tax, one count of tax evasion, 14 counts each of falsifying vehicle registrations and forgery, and three counts of falsification of a tax-exempt form. He also faces three felony counts of property theft over $10,000.

Whaley surrendered himself at the Tipton County jail on Wednesday. His bond has been set at $50,000.