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Yakima County Crime Stoppers Raise Awareness About Identity Theft

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YAKIMA, Wash.--Yakima County Crime Stoppers were out helping protect people from identity theft Saturday.

People were encouraged to bring their old checks, bank or credit card statements and any other sensitive papers. It didn't cost anything to get your documents shredded, but Crime Stoppers did accept donations for their reward fund.

"This is a real win win for our community because the money that goes into Crime Stoppers we use for rewards," said Ben Hittle. "We're getting some very bad people off the streets that are still committing crimes until they get picked up."

People could also drop off their unused or expired prescription medications. DEA Agents gathered them at the end of the day to be properly disposed of.

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