The couple that owns a chain of landmark pizza shops on the New Jersey shore was arrested Thursday on charges that they skimmed $340,000 from the business before they bought it and failed to report nearly $1 million in income over five years.
Charles and Mary Bangle, owners of the Manco and Manco pizza parlors, were scheduled to appear in federal court in Camden on Thursday afternoon to face the charges on the 30-count indictment.
Vincent Sarubbi, a lawyer for Charles Bangle, did not immediately return a call. It was unclear whether Mary Bangle had a lawyer.
In an indictment unsealed Thursday, authorities said the couple skimmed $340,000 from the business when they were employees there from 2007 until they bought the company in 2011. The indictment says they took amounts of less than $10,000 at a time to avoid having to report their deposits.
The government says that in all, the couple failed to report $980,000 in income over that span. The tax bill for that amount would have come to $336,000, according to the indictment.
They were arrested Thursday morning at their Somers Point home.
Their four shops, three of which are on the Ocean City Boardwalk, are sites of ritual meals for both visitors to the shore and politicians making campaign stops.
The couple changed the name from Mack and Manco in 2011, reflecting a long-ago split between the families who founded the shops.