New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | February 22, 2019

Man to serve two months for identity theft in New Kent

By Andre Jones | June 12, 2018 10:54 am

A Goochland man will spend two months in jail after pleading guilty to an amended charge of misdemeanor identity theft (originally felony identity theft).

Donald Justin Smith, 35, of the 2100 block of Haskin Road, entered the plea to the charge as part of Monday afternoon proceedings in New Kent Circuit Court.

In a summary of evidence provided by Commonwealth’s Attorney Linwood Gregory, Smith obtained Power of Attorney from Yvonne Curbean, his grandmother in 2016. In early 2017, Smith purchased a vehicle using Curbean’s information without her knowledge or comprehension. During the purchase, Smith told the dealership that the vehicle would be used to assist his grandmother. However, no payments were ever made on the vehicle nor was it used for the victim’s benefit as of August 2017. A warrant was issued, and Smith subsequently arrested.

Under the agreement, Smith received a 12-month sentence with 10 months suspended (two months to serve.)