Fairmont Man Faces Multiple Tax Fraud Charges

A Fairmont man is facing multiple charges of tax fraud.

The Minnesota Department of Revenue has announced that the Martin County Attorney’s Office recently charged Brandon Grenier of Fairmont with three felony counts of willfully failing to file individual income tax returns and three felony counts of filing falso or fraudulent individual income tax returns.

According to the complaint, Greiner is the son of Vickie Greiner, who was charged in October 2023 for failing to claim nearly $350,000 in stolen money from her employer on her individual income tax returns, as required by law.  The complaint alleges that Vicki Greiner also unlawfully transferred over $268,000 from this employer to her son between August 2021 and October 2022.

Revenue investigators found that Brandon Greiner and his wife allegedly failed to claim income from one of their employers on their 2020 income tax return, failed to claim the income from the unlawful transfer, as well as two of Greiner’s three employers on their 2021 tax return and failed to claim the income from the unlawful transfer on their 2022 income tax return.

The complaint states that by failing to claim this additional income on their tax return, the Greiners evaded paying taxes that were due and filed fraudulent tax returns in violation of Minnesota Tax Laws.

Each tax related felony charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison, a $10,000 fine, or both.