Michiana Crime Stoppers hosted a document shredding event

Millions of people are victims of identity theft every year, so it's important that your documents don't get into the hands of the wrong person.

That's why a line of cars waited in the Martin's Supermarket parking lot in Erskine Plaza Saturday getting rid of old files and paperwork in a secure and green way.

Crime Stoppers teamed up with Integra Document Destruction to stop folks in our community from becoming victims.

For four hours Saturday morning, people stopped by to get their unwanted personal and business records shredded. In exchange for a $10 donation to Crime Stoppers, Integra destroyed all of their documents on site.

"We're helping people out by urging them to protect their identity,” says Lt. Cindy Kilgore the coordinator of Michiana Crime Stoppers. “I think we all have boxes of stuff at home that you're not quite sure if it is okay to throw in the trash. And we tell people anything aside from your name and address, you may want to consider properly disposing of.”

If you missed out Saturday, Crime Stoppers will be holding another shredding event on October 5 at the Martin's in Heritage Square.

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