|Updated: 6/06/2012 10:05 am
||Published: 6/05/2012 9:34 pm
You place your belongings behind lock and key and you assume its safe, but a Green Country lady says not so much.
The storage units she's renting at 38th Street Mini Storage were burglarized. Now, she has more keys than she can handle.
Katie Plohocky got a bit carried away with locks after what happened to her. A few weeks back, out of the blue, she got a call from her bank telling her someone had been using her card fraudulently.
“I told them that was impossible, because I had it in my storage unit," said Plohocky.
She hung up the phone and stopped by to see for herself. She figured a gate code and locks were plenty to keep any intruder out.
Once she showed up at the storage she found all of her property scattered, and most of the expensive property was gone.
"They took golf clubs, and my mother's ring,” said Plohocky.
And then it got even more personal.
"They took my duffle bag, and it had my social security numbers,” said Plohocky.
Katie has been trying to clear her name.
"It’s a bit common, we've had clusters of this in the past," said Cpl. Gene Watkins.
Turns out, Katie wasn't alone.
"She says 'did you get robbed too," said Plohocky.
The lady who asked her recently had a piano stolen out of her storage unit. In all, seven renters became victims.
"A lot of people work an 8 to 5, there's as many people trying to figure out a way to take other people's stuff and make money," said Watkins.
In this case, there’s a paper trail that could make for an ongoing payday for someone as long as Katie’s name is still out there.
Police suggest making regular stops to check on your storage. They say don't leave credit cards, or important documents in storage.