Brimfield Walmart computer thief's accomplice gets 10 days in jail

By Dave O'Brien | staff writer Published:

A former Randolph man who helped steal computers from the Brimfield Walmart last fall has been ordered to serve 10 days in the Portage County jail.

James R. Sullivan, 29, with a last known address of 3455 Eberly Road, pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of complicity to theft, both first-degree misdemeanors, in Portage County Municipal Court in Kent.

Judge Barbara Oswick sentenced him to 180 days in the Portage County jail and fined him $1,000. She suspended 170 days of the jail term and $850 of the fine on the conditions Sullivan serve his 10-day jail term starting March 21, according to her sentencing order.

He was placed on one year probation.

Brimfield police said Sullivan and Edmund D. Boggs III, 38, of Ravenna, went to the Brimfield Walmart on Sept. 1 and Sept. 5, 2012, and stole two computers worth a total of $856. Boggs was caught on Sept. 5, and surveillance images showed him committing the other thefts.

Boggs pleaded guilty to five counts of theft in September and was sentenced by Oswick to 37 days in the Portage County jail, ordered to pay $2,400 in restitution and banned from all Walmart stores for five years.

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