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Former owner of LKN Cottage, The Cabin arrested on tax charges

Cottage exterior | Facebook screenshot

Feb. 29. Davidson businesswoman Trudi Ann Zangardi, 70, has been arrested on felony tax charges filed by the NC Department of Revenue. Zangardi was charged with three counts of Aid and Abet Embezzlement of State Property.

Indictments allege that Zangardi, sole member of The Zan Group, aided and abetted three businesses to embezzle, misapply, and convert to its own use approximately $59,742.31 in sales tax from Jan. 1, 2020 through March 31, 2022.


She was the owner/operator of Lake Norman Cottage and The Cabin, both of which have new owners in the past year.

To read the Dept. of Revenue release, “Mecklenburg County business owner charged in state tax case,” click here.

Zangardi appeared before a Mecklenburg County magistrate and was placed under a $50,000 unsecured bond. A first appearance is scheduled for March 15, 2024, in Wake County Superior Court in Raleigh.

Both The Cabin and The Cottage are operating as usual. They are located in the same complex as North Harbor Club