WASHINGTON - A suspected serial thief wanted for intruding at several schools in Washington D.C. and Maryland to steal credit cards and other personal belongings from classrooms has been arrested, officials said.
D.C. police have charged 39-year-old Nakym Jon Sheffield, of Germantown, Maryland, with burglary that reportedly took place at six different schools in the District between March and May.
Sheffield was also charged on a fugitive warrant in Maryland for similar burglaries.
In Prince George's County, Sheffield is alleged of being seen on surveillance video entering Accokeek Academy to steal wallets and credits cards belonging to two teachers on April 27. Both employees said the suspect charged hundreds of dollars on their credit cards at a Safeway store nearby the school after the theft. Sheffield is also alleged of stealing belongings at Isaac Gourdine Middle School after being captured on surveillance cameras at the school.
Officials said Sheffield appeared in court on Friday and was ordered held until his preliminary hearing scheduled for Wednesday morning.
Sheffield is no stranger to this type of crime as he has been arrested for similar incidents at other Maryland schools. Sources have told FOX 5 that he has been arrested for stealing from nine different schools in Montgomery County in Dec. 2017. In those cases, his fraudulent credit card charges have totaled more than $13,000.
However, records show criminal court cases for Sheffield across the state of Maryland, including in Montgomery County, show nearly every previous criminal charge for credit card theft and school trespassing have been dropped.