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Private information found dumped behind Mo' Money Taxes

There were more problems for Mo' Money taxes Monday after the company was accused of leaving thousands of private tax documents near a dumpster for anyone to find. There were more problems for Mo' Money taxes Monday after the company was accused of leaving thousands of private tax documents near a dumpster for anyone to find.

(WMC-TV) – There were more problems for Mo' Money taxes Monday after the company was accused of leaving thousands of private tax documents near a dumpster for anyone to find.

Now, there are thousands of victims out there who want to know how it happened.

Federal agents spent much of the day combing through thousands of documents and now they want to know what happened and who is responsible.

Marcus Eaves, a former customer who filed his taxes with the company in 2007, is worried after what was uncovered behind the Mo Money Tax Services location on Elvis Presley.

"I'm very upset because my personal information could be in there just as well as everybody else's in Memphis," he said. "This is just ridiculous."

There were literally thousands of documents, with customers' personal information exposed including addresses, driver's license numbers and social security numbers.

The documents dated as far back as 2005.

"The names just go on and on," said Tyshelia Lewis, who works next door to the business. "I feel sorry for y'all people."

Markey Granberry, of Mo' Money Taxes, arrived on the scene shortly after authorities showed up.

"Normally we would have all the files shredded," he said. "We don't throw files in the garbage can.

"Our lease was up on the operation. So I assume the landlord went into the location and, for whatever reason, he decided to throw the files in the dumpster."

Granberry said his company tried to get the files, but they had already been put outside.

"I spoke with my secretary and she said she ordered the shredder truck to come out, but they were booked up last week," he said. "But we were cleaning out the office this weekend because we knew the lease was up. We were headed here today to make sure everything was cleaned up, but I got a call this happened."

It's not the first time Mo' Money has been in the spotlight. Some customers have been waiting for tax refunds for weeks and their checks may be delayed even longer after the company announced its banking partner has severed the companies' relationship.

"I don't make excuses for the way the business, or the refunds or whatever coming back this year," Granberry said. "But on these files, we'll definitely get these cleaned up."

Action News 5 wasn't able to reach the building's landlord Monday.

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