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Man pleads guilty to identity theft of more than 5,000 TSYS employees

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

The man accused of identity theft of more than 5,000 people at TSYS has pleaded guilty.

Drew Johnson, 26, pleaded guilty to Unlawful Transfer and Possession or Use of a Means of Identification Thursday morning at the federal courthouse in Columbus.

Johnson was a temporary worker with Paragon Benefits, Inc., a third party claims administrator of the TSYS Employee Health Plan and the TSYS Retiree Health Plan. He admitted to emailing personal information of thousands of TSYS employees to his personal gmail account in September.

Johnson, who claims he is a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, will remain out of jail on bond until he is sentenced.

After pleading guilty, Johnson told his family he just wants to get out of there.

The sentencing hearing is scheduled for April 29.

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