Parolee who lied faces burglary charge


WARSAW — A Perry woman on parole for insurance fraud related to her lying about a serious-injury car crash was arrested and charged with burglary after she was allegedly caught stealing from Walmart, where she had been banned, Wyoming County sheriff’s deputies said.

Nicole K. Sullivan, 34, was arrested Saturday and charged with third-degree burglary and petit larceny. Sullivan had been banned at all Walmart stores for repeatedly shoplifting. The ban came after she was charged with stealing from Walmart in Batavia in 2017.

Sullivan at that time was free on supervised release for charges related to a 2016 car crash in Stafford. Sullivan and a Batavia woman were caught stealing nearly $800 worth of cell phone cases.

That was the fourth time Sullivan violated terms of her release under supervision while she was awaiting court cases regarding the crash.

Sullivan was involved in a crash on June 10, 2016 on Fargo Road in Stafford. Police arrived and found an unconscious man in the car and Sullivan sitting on the front porch of a nearby house. Sullivan told police that a third person had been driving the car and had fled the scene.

That led to a search of the area and investigators later determined Sullivan had been driving.

She eventually pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 16 months in state prison. Then she was convicted of insurance fraud for lying about the crash to an insurance company and was given another term of up to five years.

She served less than two and was released in March 2019 but is on parole until 2023.

Sullivan was jailed for three days after her latest arrest and was released Wednesday.

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