A man from DeWinton has been fined $50,000 for tax fraud.

In a media release from March 8, the Canada Revenue Agency said he was convicted yesterday, March 7 through the Alberta Courts.

Sean Nethercott pleaded guilty to charges he was facing and was given a 12-month conditional sentence along with the $50,000 fine.

The CRA said it pertains to Nethercott's personal income tax files from 2014 through 2016.

In the release the CRA said he made false or deceptive statements in his T1 Individual Tax Returns over those three years.

They said he attempted to evade $51,952 in taxes and tried to claim $28,637 in tax credits to which he was not entitled.