By Amanda C. Coyne, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Feb 20, 2018
Two years after police first stopped Romain Henry, the former Kennesaw State basketball player has been arrested on charges of identity theft fraud and theft by deception.
Henry, 28, is one of three people that have been identified by police as part of an identity fraud ring that has allegedly struck 124 of the 205 Walmart stores in Georgia. Stanley Stany, also alleged to be involved in the ring, has been arrested, while alleged ringleader Rafael Rosemond has not.
Their alleged scam involved creating “synthetic” identities with real social security numbers but fake names and birthdays. The group would open credit cards using these identities and load up to $500 on prepaid debit cards at Georgia Walmarts, according to police.
Henry had been stopped by Duluth police in 2016 after a Walmart in the city complained that he had attempted to use several cards at the store. Henry told police he hadn’t swiped any cards or purchased anything. The officer let him go, but the Duluth Police Department took warrants out against Henry when they realized the scope of the alleged fraud.
Henry is being held without bond in the Gwinnett County Detention Center.