June 14, 2022

‘Mr. Fix It’ sentenced to 5 years to serve for garage door fix scams

Therese Apel

Jamie Sullivan

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Bubba Bramlett announced that on Thursday, June 2, Jamie Ladell Sullivan, aka “Mr. Fix It,” pled guilty to one count of False Pretense.

Around August 25, 2020, the Rankin County Sheriff’s Office received complaints from citizens about Sullivan scamming them into fixing their garage doors. Sullivan allegedly went to their houses, quoted them a price, and got paid but did not buy any materials or do any of the work promised. The victims attempted to contact Sullivan, but he would either not respond or give excuses.

Sullivan was apprehended by the RCSO and admitted to lying to customers about ordering the parts. He further admitted that he was supposed to use the money to buy parts but instead used it to pay off old debts. Sullivan scammed seven victims in Rankin County, including an 86-year-old vulnerable adult.

The Rankin County District Attorney’s Office recovered the full restitution, $11,973.50, from Sullivan for the victims.

“Sheriff Bryan Bailey and the Rankin County Sheriff’s Office did a great job investigating this case and helped our office recover the financial losses the victims suffered, ” said Bramlett. “In addition, they helped secure a conviction that will hold this Defendant accountable for his fraudulent actions.”

Judge Arthur sentenced Sullivan to 10 years with five years suspended, leaving five years to serve in custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Upon release from custody, Sullivan will be placed on five years of supervised probation.

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