By Mike McCombs
South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) agents arrested Dana Lewis Fleisig, 45, of Saint Helena Island on Wednesday, Oct. 7 for operating a business without a retail license.
Fleisig is the owner of Boondocks By The Bayside, located on St. Helena Island.
According to the arrest warrant, the SCDOR revoked Boondocks’ retail license on Jan. 7 for failure to pay more than $54,000 in taxes – sales tax, withholding tax, liquor by the drink tax and corporate franchise fees.
He was advised at the time to close the business and stop making sales. But Aug. 4, Boondocks was found to be open and making retail sales.
According to the SCDOR release, Fleisig faces a maximum penalty of $200 and/or 30 days in jail.
He is being held in the Beaufort County Detention Center pending a bond hearing.