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Sullivan takes plea deal in identity theft case

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Danny James Sullivan, 51, of Mountain Home, the man accused of using the identity of singer and songwriter David Lynn Jones, accepted a plea agreement on charges of financial identity fraud in Baxter County Circuit Court July 1.

Terms of the agreement handed down by Judge Gordon Webb gave Sullivan a 10 year suspended sentence for two reduced charges of purloining and ordered him to pay a $1,000 fine and $470 in court cost and fees.

Sullivan admitted to using Jone's identity in 2007 and 2008. Records indicate a checking account was opened as well as tax returns filed using both Jones name and social security number. An Arkansas driver's license and credit cards were also obtained in the Cave City singer/songwriter's name.

While using these financial means, Sullivan was drawing a disability check and working at a fast food restaurant.

The prosecutor in the case Ron Kincade told the court that he was not the ringleader in the incident. Sullivan's public defender Loud Marczuk said that Sullivan has mental problems.

There are still charges pending against Janis R. Jones, 51, of Mountain Home as a co-defendant in the case. Jones is being held in the Baxter County Detention Center on $500,000 bond.

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