PA: Hundreds of court documents found scattered in Philadelphia

ABC reports:

Documents with personal information, such as social security numbers and signatures, were found strewn all over the Grays Ferry section of Philadelphia on Tuesday.

We found them after responding to a viewer tip.

Action News looked into where they documents came from, and on Wednesday the Philadelphia Common Pleas Court took responsibility.

[…] We are now learning the courts do not shred documents on their own because they discard a large number of documents every day. They are instead picked up by the Sanitation Department, which is in charge of destroying those records off-site.

The Streets Department today told us “during the tipping process some of the recycling materials got trapped in a wheel well of one of our recycling trucks and became dislodged as the truck left the plant.”

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