In San Antonio this morning, Senior U.S. District Judge David A. Ezra sentenced 57-year-old Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Darryle Robert Bankhead to 33 months in federal prison and ordered him to pay $117,779.45 restitution for stealing government equipment, announced U.S. Attorney John F. Bash; and FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio Division.
On December 11, 2018, Bankhead pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to steal government property. By pleading guilty, Bankhead admitted that from March 2017 to May 2018, he stole expended brass shell casings from an Air Force Reserve Unit at Camp Bullis. He claimed to the Air Force Reserve Unit that he would recycle the brass at another military facility, but in reality, he and his co-defendant resold the brass on 16 different occasions to a local recycler and pocketed the money.
For her role in the conspiracy, Lt. Dominique Nicole Edmonds, age 26 of San Antonio, was sentenced on February 4, 2019, to five years probation and ordered to pay jointly and severally with Bankhead the restitution ordered in this case.
This case was investigated by the FBI together with the San Antonio Fraud Resident Agency of the Army Criminal Investigation Command’s Major Procurement Fraud Unit. Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles L. Jenkins prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.