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  • Police Investigating What Woman Found While Dumpster Diving

    Posted on July 3rd, 2010 admin No comments

    Authorities in Middle Township are investigating what township resident Carla Carpenter found in her most recent inspection of the townships trash.

    On Friday, June 11, Carpenter called NBC 40 to the Middle Township Recycling Center where she was waiting with documents she had picked out of the trash the night before. According to Carpenter these records included, police reports, tax records, and other materials, that listed names, social security numbers, addresses and telephone numbers.

    Carpenter said in her TV interview “It makes me think that my information is not safe,”—- “I don’t trust the government because of it. The government should know, you shred and they’re not shredding. They’re putting out information that anyone can use.”

    After her interview, Township Administrator Mark Mallett came to the recycling center to check out what was found. Mallett said he would look into the type of reports that were discarded. “What I can do is continue to reinforce the importance of needed to shred this type of information,” said Mallett.

    According to police this was not the first time Carpenter had sifted through the Townships garbage. More then a week ago the Township was contacted by Carpenter, reporting personal information was found.

    Police department spokesperson Lt. John Edwards said detectives were called to the scene to conduct an internal inquiry into what was found and not a criminal investigation. Edwards said some of the documents found were public information and some were not.

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