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.


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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