And on the heels of the computer theft story, this one popped up. An accountant in Vancouver figured the lock on a dumpster would keep people from getting at the documents he put into it.
There's really nothing more to say. Who needs to break into computer systems to get personal information when the people we hire to do our taxes and divorces and such are willing to give the information away to anybody with a bolt cutter? I'm sure that most of the people that break into dumpsters aren't after personal information, they're probably after junk they can fix up and sell or whatever, but all it takes is one person who is an ID thief, and somebody too cheap to get a shredder just gave away his clients.
Have you asked the fellow who does your taxes what he does with draft documents? Maybe you should.