Rick's Cabaret exotic dancer didn't report $80,000 in tips, charges say

  • Article by: LORA PABST , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 8, 2009 - 11:41 PM

A former exotic dancer who allegedly made about $80,000 in tips during one year is now facing multiple felony charges for failing to report the money as income.

Stephanie Antes, 28, of Albertville, is charged with five felony counts and one gross misdemeanor count of failing to file and pay income taxes and filing a false income tax return, according to the Minnesota Department of Revenue.

Antes worked as an exotic dancer and waitress at Rick's Cabaret in Minneapolis between 2004 and 2006. A tipster called the Department of Revenue to report that Antes had made around $80,000 per year in tips that she didn't report.

According to the criminal charges, her bank statements showed that she deposited $27,000 in 2004 and $76,000 in 2005, exceeding the income amounts she reported for those years by thousands of dollars.

She also received a large state refund in 2005 because she claimed both of her children as dependents, even though their father also claimed them.

Antes did not return calls for comment, but according to her MySpace page, she graduated from North Hennepin Community College with a degree in nursing in 2005.

If convicted, she faces up to five years in prison, a $10,000 fine or both for each felony, and up to one year in prison, a $3,000 fine or both for the gross misdemeanor.

Lora Pabst • 612-673-4628

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