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Document Shredding Event Planned in Jackson

By 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

The Department of Commerce and Insurance and the Madison County Sheriff's Department have joined forces to promote identity theft awareness by hosting a paper shredding event.

The Federal Trade Commission estimates more than nine million identity thefts occur in the United States every year. It is becoming one of the fastest growing crimes across the Volunteer State.

State Representative Jimmy Eldridge, (R) Jackson said the event will help address concerns of West Tennesseans when it comes to document disposal.

"There is a lot of concerns out there with what do we do with out old papers, your old bank records, check stubs, just any old records, said Rep. Jimmy Eldridge, (R) Jackson. "How long do you need to keep them, and this is just a good way to dispose of those records."

The event will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at the Jackson Fairgrounds Park.