Amarillo Crime Stoppers working to help stop identity theft

Amarillo, TX - The risk of identity theft is on the rise.

Saturday an event was held to help put a stop to this crime.

The Amarillo Crime Stoppers hosted their annual "Shred it Day" at the Market Street United.

People were asked to drop off old paperwork since some carry personal information.

If stolen or placed in the dumpster, it could be used to steal your identity.

Document Shredding and Storage was there to shred everything right on the spot.

"We're going shred it for them so they don't have to do it for themselves and it helps out people that can't do it. Crime Stoppers is here helping out and we gladly accept any donations that anyone has to offer," says Austen Rowell, student Crime Stoppers.

Proceeds from donations help pay for tips to clear unsolved crimes and locate fugitives in the Amarillo area.