Former business owner ordered to pay nearly $400,000 in restitution

Posted at 4:08 PM, May 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-01 18:08:15-04

SALT LAKE CITY — A former Salt Lake City security company owner has been ordered to pay back nearly $400,000 in unpaid wages and taxes.

Charles Snively, 38, operated Salt Lake Valley Protective Agency and Salt Lake Protective Services for two years, starting in 2008.

Investigators said Snively kept some of the withholding taxes he’d collected from employees, which resulted in fraudulent tax returns in some cases. The investigation also found that many employees had not been paid what they were owed.

Snively was ordered to pay his former employees nearly $100,000. He is required to pay nearly $300,000 to the Utah Tax Commission. Snively was placed on probation for six years or until all restitution is paid. He was also ordered to pay about $500 to cover the cost of his extradition from his residence in Colorado.

The case was prosecuted by the Utah Attorney General’s Office. It was investigated by the Utah Tax Commission and the Utah Labor Commission.