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Amarillo Crime Stoppers hopes to reduce identity theft with Shred It Event

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You may think throwing out your trash is a harmless way to get rid of things you no longer need.

But police say they often catch suspects looking through it, for things like old job applications, bills, and credit checks.  

Once they have their hands on them, police say criminals can quickly steal your identity.  

That's why the Amarillo Crime Stoppers hosted a free document shredding event on Saturday. 

People were able to bring up to four boxes of their personal paperwork to be shredded at Market Street United on Georgia St. 

Amarillo Crime Stoppers was also collecting donations to help support their mission.  

The non-profit group helps to catch criminals and collects tips to help stop crime in Amarillo.