indexSPRINGFIELD- Over 15 million United States residents have their identity stolen every year, resulting in nearly $50 billion stolen from victims. Many of these crimes are committed by criminals sifting through trash in search of credit card bills and other personal information, allowing them to steal their unknowing victim’s information.

To cut down on future financial fraud, State Senator Laura Murphy (D-Des Plaines) is joining with State Rep. Marty Moylan (D-Des Plaines) to host a Community Shred Day to give local residents an opportunity to securely dispose of their personal information.

“The number of financial crimes committed each year is staggering,” Murphy said. “This shred day will give local residents the peace of mind to know their personal information won’t fall into the wrong hands.”

The shred day will be held on Saturday June 17 from 9 a.m. – Noon at Juno Lighting, 1300 S. Wolf Road in Des Plaines.

It is a free event, but there are some restrictions, including:
•    Limit two boxes per car
•    Cardboard boxes cannot be left at the event
•    Residential shredding only
•    Shredding only accepted until shred trucks reach capacity
•    Please remove all paper clips, staples and other bindings

For more information, please call State Sen. Laura Murphy’s office at 847-718-1110.