State Auditor Behind On Taxes

North Carolina's top financial watchdog has fallen behind on paying the property taxes she owes on her Raleigh home.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Wednesday state auditor Beth Wood owes Wake County about $1,200. The tax bill was due in September and started accruing interest last month.

The Democrat is a certified public accountant who took office last year. Wood says she borrowed $90,000 to pump into her campaign, and she's like other average people trying to juggle debts.

Wood makes $123,000 a year as state auditor. She says her personal finances are irrelevant to her work in state government.

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  • by Huh? on Apr 7, 2010 at 08:45 AM
    This pix "may be" a glamour shot! She really is an attractive woman and she has a sister that looks just like her. I would venture a guess that she doesn't frequest beauty spas every week..........
  • by Anonymous on Mar 5, 2010 at 07:23 PM
    another nc democrat
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Feb 22, 2010 at 10:58 AM
    Thanks Audra, glad to see you are back. Someone from California would think, looking in at NC, we have the most corrupt of any state, however, I am sure Ca has plenty of snakes hiding under rocks too. Just seems NC has some real winners and they're not playing the lottery....
  • by Anonymous on Feb 22, 2010 at 07:38 AM
    Anonymous on Feb 21, 2010 at 12:12 PM ...sorry guys had a typo...Should be $8,486.84.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 21, 2010 at 09:12 AM
    People just need to understand how it is and MaCain has explained it well"When you're poor, it can be hard to pay the bills. When you're rich, it's hard to keep track of all the bills that need paying." San Diego County reported 4 yrs behind on property tax $8,486,84 mid year 2008. 1 of 7 homes.
  • by Neo Location: Reality on Feb 21, 2010 at 02:16 AM
    "Dixiegirl929", please stop being so dramatic...or do you possibly just not, I think you probably just don't know! You WOULD NOT "be heading to jail" for not paying property taxes. People get behind on property taxes all the time and most often catch them up before the tax office has to take further action, as in taking the property for payment of the tax. This happens because of cash flow problems, seasonal ups and downs, normal business cycle, etc. This is making a big deal about nothing and you obviously don't have a clue. Besides, she is hot! That may be one of the main reasons she got elected, she is downright fetching!
  • by Dixiegirl929 Location: Tarboro on Feb 19, 2010 at 01:43 PM
    To Susan in Winterville, She works for US as in me and my tax dollars. (I don't know what your work status is.) She is accountable to us. We can say whatever we like. Any of us including you would be heading to jail if we didn't pay our taxes.
  • by Audra Location: SoCal on Feb 19, 2010 at 12:35 PM
    To "broke": APPLAUSE. TY for telling it like it is. OSOC: You would think that people would at least not be so preschooler as to try to use someone else's chosen posting name, right? To whomever was sorry enough to do that: WITN gives us this nice forum on an honor system, without the need to register, AND the ability to remain anonymous if we choose to. The least we can all do is respect that and behave as though we're grateful.
  • by Audra Location: SoCal on Feb 19, 2010 at 12:23 PM
    Maybe it's just me but... she looks awfully well-groomed to be someone struggling to pay her bills.
  • by Dixiegirl929 Location: Tarboro on Feb 19, 2010 at 11:33 AM
    Is anyone really surprised here? Look at the President's picks. It's just trickle down corruption. Get the DEMS OUT!!!!

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