Dumpster diver has priceless tax advice

Posted at 10:15 PM, Mar 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-31 08:00:47-04

A felon has some tax season advice on how to properly dispose of sensitive paperwork.

“Buy [a shredder] and use it,” said David Hurley, who is in a Maricopa County jail on a charge of aggravated identity theft.

Hurley emerged from a dumpster near South Country Club Drive and West Southern Avenue in Mesa with a stash of tax documents including names, Social Security numbers, and bank account numbers, according to Hurley’s arrest paperwork.

He told Mesa police he had plans to sell the information to a friend who makes fake credit cards and checks, court paperwork said. Hurley told ABC15 Wednesday night that he only had good intentions with the paperwork; he planned to properly dispose of it.

Hurley’s convictions include felony forgery.

April 18 is the deadline to file 2015 tax returns.