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Posted on Tue, Nov 29, 2011 : 5:58 a.m.

Second former EMU student-employee charged with stealing personal records

By Kyle Feldscher

The second former Eastern Michigan University student-employee who is accused of stealing the records of 64 people from the university was arrested last week after turning himself in, police said.

Nikko Gurley has been charged with two counts of obtaining personal identifying information in order to commit identity theft, EMU police Chief Bob Heighes said. Gurley’s arrest comes just under a month after Keonte Manning was arrested and charged in the case.

"Great police work by our guys," Heighes said.

Gurley is set to face a preliminary examination today at the 14A-1 District Court in Pittsfield Township.

The crimes were first discovered in March, and the university announced the names, birthdays and Social Security numbers of other students had been accessed by two student-employees. The university said 64 people had their records accessed and taken.

Six of those 64 people had their Social Security numbers used to file fraudulent tax returns, university officials said.

The investigation into the crimes began in March and concluded in October, Heighes said. He did not immediately have bond information for Gurley available when he was reached Monday evening.

Gurley was the final suspect in the investigation, Heighes said.

Manning has been banned from EMU’s campus as a part of his bond. He is no longer a student at the university.

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



Wed, Nov 30, 2011 : 1:03 a.m.

Where are the photos of Mr. Gurley and Mr. Manning? Just because this is a "white collar crime" and not involving violence doesn't mean that the reporting should be shoddy. Include the photos.

Kyle Feldscher

Wed, Nov 30, 2011 : 4:19 p.m.

I requested the photos from EMU Police and have been told that the department does not release mugshots. They do not have prior criminal records and no photos are available of them on the Offender Tracking Information System. Their photos were also unable to be obtained from the Washtenaw County Jail.

Berda Green

Tue, Nov 29, 2011 : 4:08 p.m.



Tue, Nov 29, 2011 : 2:19 p.m.

Good job to the boys in blue. Glad my name and SS weren't taken.


Tue, Nov 29, 2011 : 1:54 p.m.

I agree Chief Bob, Great Police work!