GARDEN CITY (WXYZ) - "Don't hand it to the criminals. If I can see it, somebody else can see it," said Anthony Manetta, a resident of Garden City, who found the personal information of others in a large recycling bin that is accessible to the public at the city's recycling center.
Manetta says he found tax records, water billing information and bank account numbers belonging to residents.
It's believed a city employee mistakenly disposed of the sensitive documents in a recycling bin instead of a shredder.
"I want to apologize to the residents of Garden City that this happened," said Garden City Mayor Randy Walker. "I also want to thank the resident that brought it to our attention."
Mayor Walker also tells Action News that the documents recovered by Manetta have been shredded. And the city has added more shredders in their offices, in addition to using a company that specializes in shredding documents in bulk.
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