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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Hagerstown Woman Sentenced To Two Years In Prison For Aggravated Identity Theft


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                           Contact ELIZABETH MORSE                                                     at (410) 209-4885      



Baltimore, Maryland – United States District Judge Catherine C. Blake has sentenced Kimberly Duckfield a/k/a “Sincere,” age 31, of Hagerstown Maryland to two years in prison followed by one year of supervised release after Duckfield pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft.

The sentence was announced by Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Stephen M. Schenning; Special Agent in Charge Gordon B. Johnson of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office; Commissioner Darryl De Sousa of the Baltimore City Police Department; Secretary Stephen T. Moyer of the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS); and the National Security Agency Police.

According to her plea agreement, Duckfield was married to her co-defendant, Dontae Small.  Small was convicted by a federal jury in November 2016 for carjacking and destruction of government property.  Small fled from police and drove the carjacked vehicle into the gates of the National Security Agency, causing a massive shutdown, in October 2015. 


On January 4, 2016, officers from DPSCS Intelligence Division searched Small’s cell and found two inmate manufactured knives, commonly referred to as “shivs,” in the light fixture.   Unknowingly, one of the officers had dropped his debit card in the cell, though it was returned to him shortly after the search.   Small provided the stolen debit card number to Duckfield who then used the card to make fraudulent charges.  On March 23, 2016, a federal search warrant was executed at Duckfield’s home in Hagerstown, where agents found and seized the items purchased with the stolen card as well as the phone and tablet used to commit the fraud. Duckfield was ordered to pay restitution to the bank in the amount of $286.


Small is scheduled for sentencing in the carjacking case at 10:00 a.m. on May 1, 2018 before United States District Judge James K. Bredar, and for trial in the fraud and identity theft case on April 16, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. before Judge Blake.


Acting United States Attorney Stephen M. Schenning commended FBI, BPD, DPSCS and the NSA Police for their work in the investigation.  Mr. Schenning thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys Sandra Wilkinson and Paul Riley, who are prosecuting the case.



Updated January 25, 2018