Kristen Ross reports:
Pounds and pounds of trash are dumped each year in the state in places they shouldn’t be….. That isn’t always the biggest problem. Sometimes, it’s what is found.
What the couple had found was three small file boxes full of personal records. Although more than a decade old and visibly damaged from the weather, the information on many of the records was still fully intact.
“It had a bank name on it,” the man said. “This might be some information that shouldn’t have gotten out.”
The name on the records: First Federal Savings Bank.
We decided to track the records back to the original owners to find out how such private information ended up near this public street in Bryan.
According to public documents, First Federal Savings Bank had locations in Bryan, but apparently closed its doors under that name around 2002, and has been acquired by several banks since then, Prosperity Bank most recently.
We contacted officials with Prosperity who declined an on-camera interview, but did take a look at the records. They tell News 3 they never assumed ownership of these banking records, and that all of their records are destroyed by a professional company on-site.
How they ended up on a residential street in Bryan for now remains a dangerous mystery for those whose information was compromised.
Read more on KBTX. The Attorney General’s office reportedly declined to get involved absent proof that the records were intentionally dumped.