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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Drew Johnson, the man accused of stealing personal information from more than 5,000 TSYS workers, waived his preliminary hearing at the US District Court in downtown Columbus today, Oct. 17.

Agents from the FBI and IRS stood to present evidence on behalf of the prosecution.

Judge Stephen Hyles denied bond for the accused as a result of phone calls presented by the prosecution as evidence that Johnson is a flight risk.

Prosecution also claimed that Johnson could obstruct justice by asking an outside party to remove evidence from his home, and that he is a danger to the community because he has access to files containing over 5,200 names, birth dates and social security numbers.

A hearing has not been scheduled at this time.

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