Retired agent Scott Duffey served in the FBI for 22 years. For the majority of his career, he was assigned to the Wilmington Resident Agency out of the Baltimore Division where he was the bank robbery and kidnapping coordinator, and later, the supervisory special agent. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, he reviews a bank robbery case involving a Russian national that morphed into a strange murder investigation. In the process of gathering evidence to charge Dmitry Pronin with bank robbery, Scott discovered that just days before the bank was robbed Pronin’s mother had gone missing. Yulia Pogrebenko had just arrived in the U.S. from Russia to visit her son. Approximately five months later, her lower body and partial skull were discovered floating in the Chesapeake Bay and off of Tolchester Beach. Scott continued working with and assisting the Baltimore County Police Department on the murder investigation.
Scott Duffey also served as the coordinator of the FBI’s Delaware Violent Crimes Task Force from 1999 through 2011. Prior to joining the Bureau, he was a Lower Merion Township Police Officer. With a B.A. in Classical Languages and a Masters in Administration of Justice, Scott Duffey currently serves as the Associate Director of the Criminal Justice Institute for Wilmington University.
Supervisory Special Agent (Retired)
1/1997 to 8/2018
“We began an investigation that his mother might have met with foul play based on contradictory statements from Dmitry.” — Retired FBI Agent Scott Duffey
The following links are to newspaper articles about the bank robbery conviction for Dmitry Pronin and later his murder conviction for the death of his mother, Yulia Pogrebenko: