Crime Stoppers Shred-It Event on Saturday, May 31st

Protect your identity. Keep your old documents out of the wrong hands.

The best way to protect yourself against identity theft is to make sure your personal information doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. And just a few minutes on your part could make a huge difference.

Join Crime Stoppers of Champaign County Saturday, May 31st from 9am to 11am for the SHRED-IT EVENT. Bring your old personal documents to the State Farm Center (formerly known as Assembly Hall) where you can get rid of them permanently. We’re working with Monster Shred, a local company dedicated to helping you and the environment at the same time. We’ll accept the following documents: medical records, financial statements, credit applications, bank statements, documents with social security numbers or driver’s license numbers, bank checks, tax records and legal documents over eight years old.

There has been remarkable support for this annual event. It has helped to stop identity theft in Central Illinois, while saving more than 150 trees and more than 25 cubic yards of landfill space. But because of this success, we’re limiting the number of boxes that we can accept to make sure all the documents are shredded on the spot. The limit is two boxes no bigger than a Banker Box. For more details, log on to the Champaign County Crime Stoppers’ website at

The U. S. Department of Justice says identity theft hurts millions of people every year. John Hecker, President of Crime Stoppers of Champaign County, believes a proactive approach can save you time, money and worry in the long run and Crime Stoppers is happy to lead the way.

Come out and join us Saturday, May 31st at the State Farm Center from 9am to 11am. Look for us in the parking lot across the street, immediately west of the State Farm Center (Lot E-14). Crime Stoppers is asking for a small donation of $5 to help pay future rewards. Crime Stoppers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for tips that lead to arrests in cases across Champaign County.

For more information, contact: Troy Daniels, Champaign Deputy Police Chief, 403-6909

John Hecker, President, Crime Stoppers of Champaign County, 356-8391