Neighbors Worried About Identity Theft After Thousands Of Documents Dumped On Driveway


Residents living in a northeast Columbus neighborhood said that they are concerned after thousands of documents were dumped at the end of a driveway overnight.

Residents said that they were worried about identity theft after people's personal information was found in the pile in the driveway of a GreenStone Homes model home in the 3000 block of McCutcheon Crossing.

10TV News found that the home was foreclosed upon in July 2011 and sold in a sheriff's sale in June.

"It's hard enough keeping your stuff safe without this," said resident Karen White.

"We didn't rifle through it too much, but what we did see was cause for concern," White said.

10TV News found canceled checks, contracts between developers and companies, tax returns and social security numbers.

"My biggest concern is identity theft, because anybody came through here last night and took the stuff or people's social security numbers," White said.

Neighbors said that they hoped their information was not tossed out with the trash.

"It shouldn't have been out here on the street, obviously," White said. "It's just not good."

10TV News left a message for the home developer, but a request for an interview was not immediately returned.

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