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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