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Man accused in Fort Meade gate crashing now charged in bank fraud scheme

A man accused crashing through a fence at Fort Meade and hiding overnight in an National Security Agency storm drain in October now faces bank fraud and additional charges, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Wednesday.

Authorities said Dontae Small, 42, while an inmate at the Baltimore City Detention Center, unlawfully received the name and credit card number of the wife of a correctional officer at the detention center, and provided the information to Kimberly "Sincere," Duckfield, 29, of Hagerstown. Between Jan. 4 and 19, authorities said, Duckfield used the credit card number to pay her telephone bill and buy items.

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Small was previously indicted for stealing a car in Baltimore and fleeing from police across the grounds of Fort Meade before hiding overnight in an NSA storm drain, a spokeswoman with the U.S. attorney's office confirmed.

Small was with a group of other people who staked out an area in Federal Hill, taking the keys of a 2008 Acura TSX from a victim, authorities said. Three days later, Anne Arundel County police tried to pull over the TSX driven by Small. He drove off, speeding through a security checkpoint at Fort Meade before crashing into a fence, authorities said. He then hid in a storm drain overnight and was apprehended the next day.

Attorneys listed for Small and Duckfield did not respond to a request for comment Wednesday afternoon.

Both Small and Duckfield face up to 30 years in prison for bank fraud and a mandatory minimum of two years in prison for aggravated identity theft consecutive to any other sentence.

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