Woman Receives Home Depot Package With Fire Starter, Tons Of Shredded Checks, Bank Statements

A Colorado woman's Home Depot order came packaged with highly sensitive financial documents belonging to other people.

A Colorado woman’s Home Depot order came packaged with highly sensitive financial documents belonging to other people.

A Colorado woman got more than she bargained for when ordering a fire starter for Home Depot: A box full of other people’s shredded checks and bank statements.

Denver’s 7NEWS reports the Fort Collins woman discovered the highly sensitive information used as packaging material when she picked up her order from a local Home Depot store.

After just a few minutes, the woman was able to piece together a partially complete check.

“You can tell the bank, most of the account number. It’s just adding up quickly,” she says. “I started thinking, ‘Well, what if these were my checks?’ I thought it would be good if somebody checked this out.”

A spokesperson from Home Depot tells 7NEWS that she was confident the private information wasn’t used as packing material in a Home Depot distribution center, but that the company was investigating the matter.

“We follow strict guidelines and only used approved packaging material like bubble wrap and cardboard,” the spokesperson says.

Fort Collins woman’s Home Depot order comes in box packed with cut-up checks, bank statements [7NEWS]