Baltimore – A transgender thief who was released from prison in 2005 to die of AIDS at home has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for trying to use a forged death certificate to avoid prosecution on identity theft charges.
Dee Deirdre Farmer, a convicted thief who also goes by the names Douglas C. Farmer and Larry G. Prescott, pleaded guilty in December to obstruction of justice and misuse of a death certificate.
Farmer was born male and underwent a sex-change operation to become female. According to court documents, she legally changed her birth certificate to reflect that she was a woman named Dee Deirdre Farmer.
Farmer was sentenced in 1986 to 20 years in federal prison for credit-card fraud and 30 years in state prison for theft. While awaiting sentencing, she was caught participating in a telephone jewelry theft scheme from jail.