Pinellas Audit Reveals Confidential Files That Missed Shredder

Steven Girardi reports:

Hundreds of confidential government documents have turned up in trash bags and garbage bins instead of being shredded as required by law, according to a Pinellas County audit.

The documents from the county court houses, emergency medical services, the sheriff’s office, health and human services, the supervisor of elections office and other county agencies contained personal information not intended to be released to the public, Bob Melton, director of the county’s Internal Audit Division, said today.


The auditors found juvenile defendant and crime victim records, medical information, child abuse records and EMS patient care information, Melton said.

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