Johnston County Register of Deeds Craig Olive will hold his annual Public Shred Event this weekend.
Olive and his office hold the event each year to give citizens a way to dispose of personal documents like receipts, credit card information, bank statements, returned checks, and other sensitive information they want to discard.
Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in America. Every 3 seconds someone’s identity is stolen. Johnston County is located near towns that rank 4th and 20th in the nation for being a victim of identity theft. Back in 2009, Olive was credited with getting a tougher Identity Theft Protection bill passed in North Carolina.
The Public Shred Event will take place this Saturday, April 30th from 10:00am until 1:00pm in the Pine Needle Square Shopping Center, in front of the Smithfield Edwards IGA at 721 North Brightleaf Boulevard in Smithfield. In case of ran the event will be held at 1331 North Brightleaf Boulevard across from the Insurance Shoppe. The event is very popular and individuals are encouraged to come early.
Other sponsors of the event include: WMPM AM-1270 Radio, WTSB AM-1090 Radio, Hinson’s Printing, Edwards IGA and Interstate Outdoor. For more information call 919-989-5160.