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FBI Investigates Tampa-based Company's Bankruptcy

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On Tuesday, during a hearing the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Middle District of Florida, located in downtown Tampa, released confidential documents to the FBI pertaining to Creative Recycling Systems, Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Last summer the local recycling company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy but the case later switched to a Chapter 7 liquidation.

During the bankruptcy process Creative Recycling Systems left an abundance of sensitive documents in a storage facility, which now the Tampa Bay Business Journal believes could help the open investigation of the debtors.

One major creditor, Regions Bank is trying to sue Creative Recycling for $18 million, stating the papers abandoned contained confidential client data.

Over 100 boxes were left, "full of documents that contain historical records and could potentially contain HIPAA-protected records."

The FBI representative that attended the hearing, agreed to take possession of the documents after the judge's decision. The Federal Bureau could hold the following documents for years until shredding them

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Source: Tampa Bay Business Journal | FBI Investigates Bankrupt Recycling Company

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