ALBANY, Ga. -- A 17-year-old is being charged in connection to an identity theft that was uncovered at Monroe High School last week, according to officials with the Dougherty County School System.
A Dougherty County School System Police Department report shows that the school's principal, Valerie Thomas, informed law enforcement officials of the situation at 11 a.m. on March 5. The items reported taken were blue emergency cards containing student information including dates of birth, social security numbers, addresses as well as parent names and phone numbers.
The suspect was determined to be Earnest Lee Williams, 17, school officials said.
While working on duty at Monroe High School, the reporting officer made contact with Thomas -- who said that Williams had copied the information on three sheets of tablet paper, the report said.
In all, there were 76 names written down.
Williams was taken inside the conference room next to Thomas' office. The report indicates Williams was then observed taking 68 blue emergency contact cards out of his bookbag and throwing them under the conference table. When the reporting officer returned, he transported Williams along with the emergency cards to police headquarters for further investigation.
No additional information was available Wednesday.