If you've been the victim of Identity Theft, you know how much of a pain in the butt it can be. Luckily for me, it wasn't too severe, but there have been many who have not been that so fortunate.

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I'm not sure if this would fall in line with actual "Identity Theft", but a Missouri woman has spent the past 17 years trying to prove to the government that she is STILL ALIVE (click here for that story). Now if that is because of an accidental computer screw up, can you imagine the drama and headaches that can be caused by someone purposefully stealing your identity!?


In other words, protect yourself, shred your important documents that you no longer need. If you have a lot, or do not want to invest in a paper shredder, Crime Stoppers of Yakima County is holding their next Shreds & Meds Event on Saturday, October 28th (along with Drug Enforcement Administration's Drug Take Back event)!


Where & When Will The Shreds & Meds Event Take Place?

The event will be held at the Valley Mall (next to the old Bank of America building) from 9 am to 1 pm. This is a free event, but donations are welcome and go to fund the Yakima County Crime Stoppers.

What Can I Dispose Of At The Shreds & Meds Event?

This is an opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted/unused medicines as well as personal documents. When it comes to medicine and prescriptions, there is no limit. With documents to be shredded, there is a maximum of two banker boxes or three grocery bags (or until the shred truck is full).


A Lot Of Help Goes On To Make This Possible!

The Shreds & Meds event has many groups that help out and make this event a success! The Valley Mall, CI Shred, Leonard Rickey Investment Advisors, Yakima County Sheriff’s Office, Yakima Police Department, DEA, Pacific NW University of Health Sciences, and the GESA Credit Union! For more information, check out CrimeStoppersYakCo.org.

Shred docs and meds


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