Arlington trash bin yields sensitive documents

Jim Douglas reports:

A startling discovery in a trash bin has residents in one Arlington neighborhood angry. They want to know who tossed out dozens of sensitive, personal files linked to their homebuilder.

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They appeared to be sales documents from K. Hovnanian Homes, a major builder.

“I grabbed one of the folders and seen somebody’s checks and stuff like that,” Narcisse said.

News 8 checked with the district attorney’s office. They said the document disposal is not a crime — just careless and reckless, and something that could have been devastating.

A company representative said K. Hovnanian contracts with a third party to transport documents. She said the builder is also trying to figure out who dumped the documents — and why.

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