Posted: Mar 22, 2013 5:23 PM by Heather Jackson
Updated: Mar 22, 2013 10:12 PM
BEEVILE - We got an anonymous call last night that documents containing social security numbers, phone numbers, and addresses are sitting out in an open next to a Beevile nursing home.
When we checked it out for ourselves the first person we came across was the facility's maintenance director Johnny Ramos.
He quickly directed us to a shed in the back where they keep the documents locked up, but that didn't match the pictures we received from a viewer.
So, we went to find the administrator, Chris Rodrigue, to ask him if any documents were left out in the open.
"I don't know, I don't know, because no one called me about it," Rodrigue explained.
He says he remembers leaving some documents out during the day but only for a couple of hours. Rogrigue claims they were well attended while employees were cleaning out the shed.
"We clean out the building in the back. Set them out there so we can clean the building. And then I had a guy come the next day and pick them up," Chris Rodrigue explains.
After speaking with Rodrigue we headed outside and noticed the boxes packed with patients files still outside. The administrator rushed in to explain why.
"Cuz the guy was supposed to come out to pick them up and his trailer broke down," said Chris Rodrigue.
Afterwards our conversation the boxes of files were placed back in the shed.
They assured us that that is an unusual circumstance. They usually take the boxes out during cleaning, then put them back in the shed. Eventually, those documents are removed and burned.
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