Cisneros sentenced to two years in prison

PRINCETON — Esau O. Cisneros, 34, of DePue has been sentenced to two years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to the Class 3 felony of identity theft on Nov. 6 before Associate Circuit Judge C.J. Hollerich.

Cisneros was credited with time served in the Bureau County Jail, from Oct. 15 to Nov. 5, and was ordered to pay fines, fees and costs totaling $580 within six months of his release.

On July 11, 2011, a Bureau County Sheriff’s investigator received information from the Springdale, Ark., Police Department that a Springdale resident was the victim of identity theft after the resident was notified by the Internal Revenue Service he owed taxes on wages earned at Monterey Mushroom in Princeton. The investigator discovered that Cisneros used the identification documents of the Arkansas resident to gain employment at Monterey Mushroom. Cisneros admitted to using the name and Social Security number of the Arkansas man for employment purposes.

Cisneros also has misdemeanor convictions for unlicensed driving in 2011 and 2012.