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Owner of Roseville's Rock Bottom Beds sentenced to year in prison for tax evasion

The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration building in Sacramento is pictured on Monday, June 12, 2014..
The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration building in Sacramento is pictured on Monday, June 12, 2014.. bnguyen@sacbee.com

The owner of Rock Bottom Beds, a furniture store in Roseville, has been sentenced to a year in prison after pleading guilty to charges of tax evasion and filing a false return, according to the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration.

Michael Steven Rock, 63, was convicted of collecting almost $300,000 in sales tax from customers that he failed to pay to the state of California over a four-year period. He also failed to report income of more than $77,000 to the California Franchise Tax Board in 2011.

In addition to his jail sentence, Rock was ordered to pay just over $700,000 in restitution to the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, and over $200,000 to the Franchise Tax Board.

He also will be placed on probation for five years following the completion of the prison sentence, the tax and fee administration said in a press release.

If you have information about any of these people, please call 800-222-7463, or report online at crimealert.org.

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