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Westwego residents' personal data found in Ga. traffic stop

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Police in Georgia say they stopped a man who was carrying the personal documents of hundreds of people in the New Orleans metro area.  The documents may be linked to the burglary of a Westwego apartment complex last year.

FOX 8 News received this news release from police in Fairburn, Ga. Wednesday afternoon:

Last week the Fairburn Police Department arrested a suspect on traffic charges after the suspect came through a safety checkpoint. The suspect was in possession of hundreds of documents containing personal information, including names, dates of birth, and Social Security numbers. The documents appear to originate from the Beechgrove Apartments in Westwego, Louisiana near New Orleans. Approximately one hundred and fifty Beechgrove Apartments rental application packets, some including copies of birth certificates and Social Security cards, are included. A representative from the apartments has confirmed to our investigator that the apartment complex had a burglary in 2012 and that documents may have been taken.

Anyone who resided at the Beechgrove Apartments or submitted a rental application to the apartments from 2002 – 2009 is strongly suggested to check their credit report. If fraud is suspected please contact Detective Sgt. C. Israel with the Fairburn Police Department at (770) 683-4096 in addition to making a report with your local law enforcement agency. 

We have asked Fairburn police to identify the suspect and provide a photograph, and will update this story once that information comes in.

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