NY: Personal info found littered on street

Eyewitness News made a stunning discovery on the streets of the Upper West Side Monday night. Scores of documents were found strewn on the street for anyone to pick up…. There were copies of bank statements, 401k statements, credit reports, tax returns and more driver’s licenses than we could count.

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The documents belonged to the local office of Citi Habitats, one of New York’s best-known real estate firms. Their clients, whose personal information we found amid the trash, were appalled.

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Citi Habitat’s president released a statement that read, in part, “We believe that during a refurbishing of our 465 Columbus Avenue office, paper that should have been shredded was improperly placed as trash.

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