Anderson business owner arrested

Staff Report

ANDERSON COUNTY — Anderson County business owner Mary Ellen Harvell was arrested Sept. 1 by investigators with the S.C. Department of Revenue on one count of operating a business without a retail license.

Harvell, owner of Debra’s Design Inc., had a retail license revoked in April 2016 for unpaid business taxes amounting to more than $10,000. After the license was revoked, Harvell was advised to close her business and stop making retail sales, but continued to make sales without a valid license.

Harvell faces fines up to $200 and/or up to 30 days in jail.

Staff Report

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