One mans trash can be another mans identity. Identity thieves can drain your bank account and run up charges on your credit cards. Sometimes this happens when people leave personal documents lying around.
On April 20, The Richmond County Sheriff's Office hosted a Shred Fest. Their goal is to remind folks about the dangers of identity theft. Identity theft is a rapidly growing crime and it has been this way for a couple of years. More than 18 million Americans have been the victims of identity related fraud over the past two years.
Sgt. McCarty also says you do not want to throw away documents that could fall into the hands of the wrong person. If you are holding on to important papers then it is best to put them up a locked box or safe.