By Sandra Rose  | 

Derrick Leon Henderson mugshot A former University of Georgia employee has been arrested and charged with stealing students' personal information to obtain credit cards.

Police say 30-year-old Derrick Leon Henderson of Athens used his position in the university's registrar's office to help himself to information gleaned from paper records to open credit cards. Henderson is charged with 42 counts of identity fraud and 19 counts of financial card fraud, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office arrested Henderson after several UGA students filed complaints of credit card fraud. A 2nd suspect is still being sought in the case.

University Police Chief Jimmy Williamson tells the AJC that Henderson stole the personal information of 160 students. “He would open up credit cards in his name and use other people’s personal information.” Williams said.

Williams said his office also followed up on reports of credit card fraud from the Neiman Marcus fraud unit.

According to, UGA police obtained search warrants to search Henderson’s home on Jan. 31. Investigators seized all of Henderson's electronic devices during the search.

“Through our investigation, we feel like we have recovered the majority, if not all of the data,” Williams said.

According to Williams, Henderson used the fraudulently obtained credit cards to purchase clothing, shoes and electronics.

Henderson was hired as a student to work in the registrar's office last year. He was fired by the university after the breach was discovered. Henderson was not a registered student when he was fired.

University officials are in the process of notifying students of the breach.

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    • jeniefrumdabloc

      smh a damn thief :no: Scum !

    • Blanche Devereaux

      Damn shame smh :no:

      Why are people so lazy now? I know there's always been thieves but it's like people are beyond working hard now...stealing from another is their first thought :nono:

    • LSLH

      Hey Blanche!

    • Unshakable

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      Why does he look like he would take the Crayola stubs after Lammy is through chewing on them and dip them in glue? :think:


      If he worked this hard at a 9-5 and another full-time or part-time gig, he could have a nice cash flow.

      Why do people think they are entitled to take from hard-working people, or people period? I mean, this dude stealing from college kids? Sh'mon Michael! Mama se mama sa mama kusa! :rofl:

    • Buttercup

      My alma mater needs no help disparaging its name, Mr. Henderson.

    • Sunkissed404

      You can put him in the cell right next to Apollo n nem'... :rolleyes:

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      :lol: When I read about this story last week :tea: I wondered, why, why...My people...I mean...College students? If you gone do it, do it big...Folks with lil to no credit, or bad credit thanks to they Mama n nem...We got to do better...And bigger :lol:

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    • nybrn2

      Stealing from college kids!!! Now u know doggone well how broke u r in college!! Trying to fix Ramen noodles 87 different ways!! Putting $5 worth of gas in the car and coasting on fumes!!!

    • Yardgirl

      nybrn2 says:

      Stealing from college kids!!! Now u know doggone well how broke u r in college!! Trying to fix Ramen noodles 87 different ways!! Putting $5 worth of gas in the car and coasting on fumes!!!



      Morning Miss Sandra and the weekend crew!! :waves:

    • pointhimout

      As ratchet a town as surrounding Athens is, once you start messing with all things UGA, it's over. The school has a rep to protect so your crimes are punishable in and of itself. It being UGA and student information, they have to make sure you're prosecuted and do time.

      He wasn't enrolled? You work at the school and didn't take advantage of the free tuition? I'm trying not to judge, but working in the registrars office at 30 and you're not a student, you should've never been hired. He was only there to take info for ill gotten gains.

      People you don't get away with credit card fraud ever, so please stay away from it. Credit cards leave a paper trail. Identity fraud starts/leave a trail because you're going to do petty thief stuff like open dept store cards and actually shop. SMH.

      I guess my criminal mind would be different. If I'm stealing money and id's, it aint to go shopping and have the latest tech gadgets.

    • Afiya

      160 Students?:mad: Did he really think he would get away with this? What a dumb azz!!!! :smh:

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