Former EMU students accused of stealing students' personal information to return to court in February
The two former Eastern Michigan University students accused of stealing 64 university students’ information in early 2011 will return to court in February, according to court records.
Keonte Manning and Nikko Gurley are the two men charged with taking students’ information from school computer systems in the first few months of 2011. The crime caused the university to send out an alert in March announcing that 64 people’s records had been stolen, including six people whose Social Security numbers were used to file false tax returns.
Manning and Gurley will both be in court at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 1 in front of Washtenaw County Trial Court Judge Archie Brown.
Manning faces 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 a crime.
Gurley is charged with two counts of obtaining personal identifying information with intent to commit a crime.
It’s unknown what information was taken from the 58 other people who had their records stolen. Six university students told university officials the Internal Revenue Service rejected their 2010 tax returns because their Social Security numbers were used on another filing.
While the case is pending, Manning has been banned from EMU’s campus. He was arrested and charged in the case in late October following an investigation that began in March. Gurley was arrested and charged in late November,and police said he was the final suspect in the investigation.