DENVER (KDVR) — The annual Metro Denver Crime Stoppers Shred-a-thon raised over $37,000 for the nonprofit organization on Saturday.
FOX31/Channel 2 partnered in the event to help prevent identity theft by making sure the information you throw away doesn’t get into the wrong hands.
Confidential documents, including medical documents, bank information, credit card statements, tax documents — anything with private information — were brought to be shredded at one of three drive-thru locations.
Metro Denver Crime Stoppers reported over 3,500 cars coming through the event.
Metro Denver Crime Stoppers said more than 6 million pounds of confidential documents have been safely shredded and recycled since the event first began in 2007.