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Free Shredding Event nets more than 16 tons of paper

Boca Police and Microshred Corp team up to help fight Identity Theft

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Officers Craig Kolnick and Cornelius Riley help shred documents dropped off by residents.

Boca Raton, FL – On Saturday, January 28, 2012, the Boca Raton Police Department and the Microshred Corporation teamed up to help prevent identity theft by hosting a free document shredding event. The event, which was held at the Boca Raton Town Center Mall, attracted over 400 people, armed with documents to be shredded. In all, the community dropped off 33,000 pounds of paper (16.5 tons). According to Microshred, 16.5 tons of paper equates to saving over 280 trees and nearly 50 cubic feet in landfills.

By shredding and properly disposing of all your sensitive documents, individuals take a key step toward protecting their identity. According to reports from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission, more than 15 million people reported having their identities either stolen or misused last year. Florida had the highest per capita rate of reported identity thefts in the United States. The overall losses from identity theft last year were close to $37 billion. For more information on Identity Theft visit www.BocaPolice.com