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Posted on Tue, Nov 1, 2011 : 8:13 p.m.

Ex-EMU student charged with identity theft banned from campus

By Kyle Feldscher

The former Eastern Michigan University student accused of stealing information on students from university computers will not be allowed on the university’s campus as a part of his bond, a judge ruled Tuesday.

Keonte Manning is charged with two counts of using a computer to commit a crime, three counts of identity theft and three counts of obtaining personal identifying information in order to commit identity theft.

The charges stem from an announcement from the university in March that 64 people had records stolen, including six people who had their Social Security numbers taken and used to file fake tax returns.

Manning will return to court at 1 p.m. Nov. 15 for a preliminary hearing. He is out of jail on a personal bond but he is no longer allowed to be on EMU’s campus while the case is pending, 14A-1 District Court Chief Judge Kirk Tabbey ruled Tuesday.

The investigation into the case is on-going. There is one more person who police are looking for in connection to the crimes, according to university officials.

EMU police Chief Bob Heighes could not comment last month on what records were stolen from the other 58 people who were victimized in the crime.

Six students told university officials the Internal Revenue Service rejected their 2010 tax returns because their Social Security numbers were used on another filing.

Kyle Feldscher covers cops and courts for He can be reached at or you can follow him on Twitter.


Charlie Brown's Ghost

Wed, Nov 2, 2011 : 12:08 p.m.

Wow, so some universities actually have valid, legal reasons for banning students from campus?


Wed, Nov 2, 2011 : 5:22 a.m.

This is good news! (stay off campus)


Wed, Nov 2, 2011 : 2:56 a.m.

Where is the photo of Keonte Manning? This is a serious crime and it needs to be covered in a professional and complete way, and that includes a photo of the perp.

Kyle Feldscher

Wed, Nov 2, 2011 : 1:07 p.m.

Sally- I was informed by EMU police that they do not release mugshots of people they have arrested when I requested the photo.