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Employees' personal information left behind for the taking

3 years 4 months 1 week ago January 10, 2014 Jan 10, 2014 Friday, January 10 2014 January 10, 2014 9:25 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Ryan Naquin

BATON ROUGE - Former employees of an area fast food chain are furious after their personal information was left behind in a sold storage unit.

"That's my personal information, my social security card, my drivers license," Danielle Bailey said.

"This don't make no sense. Somebody should have taken care of this," Kelvin Jefferson said.

Bailey and Jefferson worked for GCP Restaurants Inc. in 2010 and 2011.

The company no longer owns the fast food franchise. It was sold to new owners in the past few months.

GCP rented a storage unit on Tom Drive in Baton Rouge that was recently put up for auction. The man who bought that storage unit found a box containing personal information of more than 20 people.

"I'm still shocked," the new owner who wished to remain anonymous said. "Obviously, this particular person did not dispose of the documents properly or maintain them properly."

The box included employees' medical history, addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, disciplinary actions and even copies of drivers licenses and social security cards.

"That's just bad business. That's unprofessional," Bailey said.

"I have a social security number too and obviously I don't want my social security out there willy nilly," GCP owner Brian Tomecek said.

He stated the box was one of many that just happened to get overlooked.

"None of us know how that one box wound up there. Other than a complete and utter mixup when someone was grabbing other boxes of stuff and they put it in there way back in 2010 or early 2011," he said. "We've got hundreds and hundreds of pages of employee files or documents, most of them have been destroyed after they were scanned into our system."

None of the information appears to be stolen or used criminally.




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