Several boxes containing information from the Department of Juvenile Justice and Department of Social Services were discovered by an employee of M&M Storage in Lake City, S.C., after one of the facility’s units went into default. Audrey Tyner won the contents of the unit at auction, but returned the documents to their rightful owner, non-profit counseling agency Community Organized for Advancement Inc. (COFA).
COFA organizer Kelvin Williams called the incident a “freak accident.” He said the boxes had previously been stored in a room with the personal belongings of a person not associated with the organization. When the person moved his goods into storage, he accidentally grabbed the boxes of documents.
The documents, which are five to seven years old, are now secure. COFA is obligated to keep them for up to 10 years for insurance purposes. No personal information was taken from the documents while in storage.
Source: WMFB News, Boxes of DJJ, DSS documents discovered in storage unit