Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Trashing Personal Information

Authorities say it's another potential way for your identity to be stolen. The personal information of several people apparently got thrown out in the trash when a Cookeville business shut down. Police say a man found a stack papers in a Putnam County garbage dump that were from a tattoo parlor in town. Those papers reportedly contained people's names, addresses and photo copies of their driver's licenses. They even listed the descriptions and locations of the people's tattoos. The man who found the information turned it over to police, and there is no evidence yet that it has been misued. Officers said the tattoo parlor is no longer in business.