FL: Medical, credit files found in dumpster

Steve Gehlbach reports:

They were tossed out with the trash. Dozens of boxes filled with personal records turned up Sunday night in an Orlando dumpster.

[…] Orlando Police are investigating where the documents came from and what, if any, crime was committed. Police say it was a cleaning man who put the old records in the dumpster. But they still don’t know how they ended up at the office, or who they belonged to.

The common link is a company called LV Financial Services but records and news reports confirm the collection agency went out of business five years ago.

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The trashed records come mostly from medical offices that hired LV to collect on old unpaid bills. The files contain names, addresses, social security numbers, copies of drivers licenses and credit reports. It would have been an identity thief’s dream.

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