GA: Tax forms, other papers found at Smyrna recycling center

Ralph Ellis reports:

The Governor’s Office of Consumer Affairs is investigating the dumping of boxes of personal information — W-2 forms, bankruptcy files and old checks — into a bin at the Smyrna Recycling Center.

The documents included W2 forms for 1998, 1999 and 2000, Social Security numbers and other sensitive personal information, a Smyrna police report said. It was not immediately known how many such documents were in the bin, but Smyrna police investigator Joe Bennett said the papers were piled five or six feet deep in a 10-by-20-foot dumpster.

Read more on AJC. The documents may have come from two law firms in the area: Wilson Brock & Irby and Morris, Hardwick and Schneider, but it’s not confirmed.

Update: Wilson Brock & Irby and Morris issued a statement that although they dropped off some papers, the papers they dropped off did not contain any confidential information and they are not the source of sensitive documents. Morris, Hardwick and Schneider also responded but have as yet not determined whether any of the files came from them.

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