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Document shredding event to help fight Identity Theft
Boca Raton Police and Microshred Corporation team up

Boca Raton, FL On Saturday April 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the Boca Raton Police Services Department is partnering with Microshred Corporation to host a free document shredding event to help prevent identity theft. The event will be held at the Town Center Mall, 6000 West Glades Road, in the northwest corner near Sears.

We encourage you to take a key step in identity protection by shredding and properly disposing all sensitive paper documents. As identity theft continues to be a growing problem nationwide, it is more important than ever for individuals to properly destroy documents that contain personal information by methods such as shredding, said Officer Kolnick of the Crime Prevention Unit.

In 2010, 8.1 million Americans were victimized by identity theft, resulting in the loss of $37 billion, according to a report from Javelin Strategy and Research. Microshred will have document shredding trucks on site and each participant will be given a Certificate of Destruction after all their documents have been shredded. The event is open to all residents of Boca Raton, with a maximum of five banker's sized boxes per household allowed to be shredded.

Officers from the Boca Raton Police Services Department's Crime Prevention Unit and Microshred will be on site to provide expert advice and tips to prevent identity theft. For additional information please contact Officer Craig Kolnick at 561-347-3934 or visit our website at www.BocaPolice.com.