Police investigating dumped bank documents

6:44 PM, Oct 22, 2012   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- Police are now investigating why documents with personal information on them were thrown in a dumpster and who may have done it.

Elizabeth Newsom was walking to the grocery story Saturday when she saw office furniture and files tossed into a collapsible dumpster behind the First Citizens bank on West Paces Ferry Road.

Some papers had tax ID numbers and copies of personal checks with bank account numbers in plain view.

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We called Atlanta police to secure the documents and we're now trying to figure out who is ultimately responsible.

Privacy Attorney Cynthia Counts says any company listed on the papers should be contacting police to take a look at the documents and see which customers had information breached.

The name on the dumped real estate signs and most of the paperwork is Dorsey Alston Realtors.

A spokesperson says "we moved out of that building in March.  We told our agents to collect their files. Anything left we gave to a shredding company."

First Citizens bank says it bought the building October 1 and hired a cleaning company. 

That may be who found the paperwork and dumped it out with other trash.

Right now, no word from Dorsey Alston Realtors or First Citizens Bank on who dumped those documents.

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