Kristine Harrington reports from Globe, Arizona:
The search is on for the person who dumped piles of personal information in a public recycling bin in Globe.
The documents are sensitive, and include court paperwork containing names, case numbers, and other confidential details.
The woman who came across the papers prefers to remain anonymous. She came to Globe a week ago to dump her own recycling when she realized the bin was full. And right there on top, she found all sorts of Gila County Superior Court paperwork containing plenty of personal information.
“Their birthdate, their address, their name, social security number,” she tells 3TV.
That’s not all. There were juvenile criminal histories attached to sentencing reports, as well as personal mental health histories.
Rhyne has since reached out to 3TV again. He tells us he believes these documents were mistakenly recycled at individual desks instead of being shredded. He assures us that he and the County as a whole will be making sure everyone understands how to properly discard of such important documents.
Read more on AZFamily.com.
To the extent that some court records are public records, some will argue that some of this is no huge deal. I think it’s a safe bet to predict that I’d disagree.