Crime Stoppers to hold inaugural Shred-It event

On Saturday, the Champaign County Crime Stoppers will hold its first “Shred-It,” an event held for community members to shred any personal financial paperwork.

The event will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon at the corner of First Street and Kirby Avenue. Crime Stoppers suggests a $5 donation for using the service. The shredding equipment used will be from Shredz, a local shredding company that will have personnel on site to properly dispose of paperwork.

Crime Stoppers recommends shredding the following documents:

– bank checks and statements

– expired charge cards

– physician statements

– insurance forms

– charge receipts

– copies of credit applications